January 28, 2011

CNY message

How do you know if your boss is a good boss?

Is it when he gives you a voucher during a festive season for a free meal of antibiotic laden chicken in a fast food restaurant?

Is it when he asks a couple of office clowns to haul a crate of wrinkled mandarin oranges to distribute to the whole lot of you?

Or is it when he sends out a lame ass email with an animated .gif that is oddly big in size wishing you and your family (whom he doesn’t even know) a pretentious warm seasonal greeting?

Fuck no.

You only know your boss is a good boss at times of crisis. At times of crisis, instead of blaming his employees for the mistake, he owns it up for them. Own up not because he’s trying to be a fucking hero, but because he believes that when any of his people fails, the whole team fails, and that’s parked under his leadership, and he’d look forward to fix that up. And to fix that up, that doesn’t mean to yell at that person, but to evaluate how he’s going to manage it differently, to fine tune the results.

It’s not easy to be a good boss. That’s why they are hard to come by. And they don’t just go around the office to distribute oranges and shit to buy themselves some reputation. It’s just an age old shtick to hide their stink.

So remember, don’t be so fucking stupid and gullible. Those oranges given by your boss should not mean anything to you and don’t chalk it up to them being a nice person, because they aren’t.

Have a great Chinese New Year. Drive safe.

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4 Comments to “CNY message”

  1. mott says:

    LOL…but receiving tix for Oz open…can’t be too bad?! :D

    Gong Xi to you and your family(yeayea…being pretentious, as I do not personally know you and your family! :P)

  2. adrian says:

    Happy Rabbit Year! enjoy your oranges! ;)

  3. ahsiang says:

    Happy CNY!
    don’t drink and drive!

  4. einsamsoldat says:

    Wouldn’t mind getting red packets with cold hard cash from boss hehehe. But no thanks for fast food vouchers or mandarin oranges.

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