I'm a Goan woman, working in Mumbai as the founder of a studio called Totem Creative. I try to make the world happier, safer and more meaningful. I believe education, knowledge and awareness, art, writing and creating Social Impact are my means to achieve that end.

Friday, July 20, 2007

(J) The Shirker

On walking into the factory, the MD noticed a young guy leaning against the wall, doing nothing. He approached the young man and calmly said to him, "How much do you earn?"

"The young man was quite amazed that he was being asked such a personal question, but nonetheless, he replied, "I earn $2000 a month, sir. Why?"

Without answering, the MD took out his wallet and pulled out $6000 dollars. He thrust the wad of notes at the young man and said, "Around here I pay people for working, not for standing around looking pretty. Here's three months' salary. Now GET OUT and don't come back!"

The young man turned around and scuttled away. He was soon out of sight.

Noticing a few onlookers, the angry MD looked all around and said loudly, "And that applies to everybody in this company!"

As the employees dropped their gaze, he beckoned one to him and asked, "Who's the young man that I just fired?"

"Er…he was the pizza delivery man, sir."

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