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When I Take a long time to finish,
I am slow,
When my boss takes a long time,
he is thorough
When I don't do it,
I am lazy,
When my boss does not do it,
he is busy,
When I do something without being told,
I am trying to be smart,
When my boss does the same,
he takes the initiative,
When I please my boss,
I am apple polishing,
When my boss pleases his boss,
He is cooperating,
When I make a mistake,
I' am an idiot.
When my boss makes a mistake,
He's only human.
When I am out of the office,
I am wondering around.
When my boss is out of the office,
He's on business.
When I am on a day off sick,
I am always sick.
When my boss is a day off sick,
He must be very ill.
When I apply for leave,
I must be going for an interview .
When my boss applies for leave,
it's because he's overworked
When I do good,
my boss never remembers,
When I do wrong,
he never forgets
WHAT CAN I DO... ? ? ?

From India, Mumbai
nothing, change your boss, I have a boss who is very supportive and co operative always appreciates my work (not wrong work ofcourse) etc etc
From India, Mumbai
Nice poem!...& let it be a poem only because i don’t think that it is applicable, at-least not in today’s scenario... . . . Have a great time!
From India, Chandigarh
Do not take this seriously. This has appeared before at #axzz18QDz2wVL

From United Kingdom
Dear buck
It is a very nice poem
Also, it is a wonderful situation. Soon, You will learn the art of how to cope up with people & boss.
Continue with the same boss and learn his tactics to be the future boss !!!

There are two rules you have to remember always: Rule # 1. Boss is always right. Rule # 2. When you feel that boss is wrong, refer to rule # 1. Cheers Salahudheen
From Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
Hi, this is 100% true iam appreciating you & i can understand how much suffered u r & one more thing u forgot, that is - whenever our mobile switched off - we r not responding or escaping from duty.
If boss mobile switched off. he is in the discussion or sim not working or no signal.

From India, Madras
Please forward this to your boss and he will tell you what you can do....Wat say? Very funny write-up. Fact is that its true in most of the cases.
From India, Madras
This is little bit true some times but not always . . I know this poem nearly 4 years back . . Tat time i accept but now it is changed . . Just you think your boss is not like a boss only pls approach him has friend :) then the poem become false try it

This is not a POEM, its a reality in many of the organization at managerial and leads level. Again, its quite common and natural in this fast growing competitive world. There are ways to get rid of this and you need to look at below suggestion.

Individual itself having issues
1) You as an 'Individual' - do a self review (be honest) and identify the list of improvement areas. Take these points and have a 1/1 with your manager and seek his suggestion for resolving it. During this 1/1, make your manager to feel that you are really concerned about his comments/criticism and you are serious in fixing the gaps. Document this meeting invite in an outlook meeting invitation and mutually document it on the performance review system. Keep this 'Review Meeting' every monthl and review it with your manager and document the improvement made. Keep metrics and evidnces
as a supporting document for your side. Metrics might be an appreciation email from clients, resolving any issues, training or sharing your expertise with your peer, document and process improvement etc

2) You are the next immediate competent person to Manager/Lead:-
In this competitive world, 'Job Insecurity and Position Survival' becomes a key factor for one's survival and this will cause manager/lead to find mistake on whatever you do and hide the good. A competitive Manager/Leads must encourage and promote 'Professional Competency and Growth', Unfortunately this is not the case in few organization. To get this fixed, again keep an official 1/1 and talk to your Manager/Lead and have a open dialogue. In this 1/1, make your manager/lead to understand that, you are interested in a career growth from the current position and seek their help to move to other project when such 'open position' exists. This will send a clear constructive signal to your manager/leads that, you are interested in a career growth - but without risking their position, so they will defnitely help you to grow. Sometime, they will be afraid of loosing a competent guy in team and they will treat you honestly and equally and atleast you will get good treatment and good performance review as well.

I hope this helps you to certain level. Nowdays, our HR friends are having many best policies to sort out such conflicts and seek their offline advice to resolve it. Also you can switch to other projects within the same company through an internal transfer and explore this option.

Certain Things everyone needs to understand

a) Politics exists in each and every company and you must learn to deal with it and switching the job must be the last choice before that explore all above.

b) Job Consistency is very important and avoid frequent job switching, learn to live with politics and find a professional competitive way to tackle it.

c) Every organization has its own pros and cons, there is no 100% perfect place to work in this fast world

d) There are very few mid/small companies & large projects within a big organization exists which is politically corrupted from top to bottom, if you are part of such organization, better leave such companies or projects and look for a job change, but sure to du due diligence to check next company is employee friendly with ethical policies and good professional env, check it through your friend source and web articles.

I am very much love and believe in below quotes

"Difference between Good Company and Best Company is Leadership"


From India, Madras

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