Friday, February 6, 2009

A lesson for every salaried employee

A shopkeeper watching over his shop is really surprised when he sees a dog coming inside the shop. He shoos him away. But later, the dog is back inside again. So he goes over to the dog and notices that it has a note in its mouth. He takes the note and it reads “Can I have 12 soaps and a shampoo bottle, please; the money is with the dog.” The Shopkeeper looks inside the dog’s mouth and to his surprise there is a 100 rupees note in his mouth. So he takes the money and puts the soap, shampoo and the change in a bag, and then places it in the dog’s mouth.

The shopkeeper is so impressed and since it is closing time, he decides to follow the dog. The dog is walking down the street, when it comes to the zebra crossing; he waits till the signal turns green. He walks across the road till the bus stop. He waits on the stop and looks up the time table for the bus. The shopkeeper is totally out of his mind as the dog gets into the bus and sits on a vacant seat. The shopkeeper follows the dog. The dog waits for the conductor to come to his seat. He gives the change to the conductor and sows him the neck belt to keep the ticket. The shopkeeper is almost fainting at his sight and so are the other people in the bus.

The dog then moves to the front exit of the door and waits for the bus stop to arrive looking outside. As soon as the stop is in sight he wags his tail to inform the driver to stop. Then not even waiting the bus stop to arrive the dog jumps out and runs to the house nearby. It opens a big iron gate and rushes towards the door. As it approaches the door, he changes his mind and walks towards the garden. The dog walks up to the window and beats its head several times on the window. It then walks back to the door and watches a big guy open the door.

The guy starts beating, kicking and abusing the dog. The shopkeeper is surprised and runs to stop the guy. The shopkeeper questions the guy “What in heaven are you doing? The dog is a genius” “You call this clever? This is 3rd time in this week that the dog has forgotten the door keys”

Moral of the story: You may continue to exceed onlookers expectations…. But will always fall short of the bosses’ expectation…..

The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take-home pay.

Lampner’s law of employment: When leaving work late, you will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet the boss in the parking lot.


Vijay Khaitan said...

The dog is of course genious but his performance is degraded from the earlier ones. Improved performance raises expectation. If you achieve last years sales budget, your boss will set higher budget for you in the current year.


Jigs said...

Exactly, Performance is measured based on previous experience and achievement...