Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Wednesday, March 1

Tips for managers and bosses

  • Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 4:00 and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing.
  • If it is really a "rush job", run in and interrupt me every ten minutes to inquire how it is going. That helps.
  • Always leave without telling anyone where you are going. It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks where you are.
  • If my arms are full of papers, boxes, books, or supplies, don't open the door for me. I need to learn how to function as a paraplegic and opening doors is good training.
  • If you give me more than one job to do, don't tell me which is the priority. Let me guess.
  • Do your best to keep me late. I like the office and really have nowhere to go or anything to do.
  • If a job I do pleases you, keep it a secret.
  • If you don't like my work, tell everyone. I like my name to be popular in conversation.
  • If you have special instructions for a job, don't write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost done.
  • Be nice to me only when the job I am doing for you could really change your life.


Blogger Jason Hughes said...

Oh My God! You work in my office, don't you?

5:21 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That is sooo true. Do you work in publishing, too?!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Tenebris said...

Among other things, I used to work as managing editor for a scientific journal ... for a micromanager of an editor-in-chief. Made deadlines ... creative ... things.

If anyone out there does work in the publishing field, fiction or non-fiction, and is interested in considering proposals and/or mms by me: do drop me a line? The e-mail address is in the sidebar of the "thinking" blog.

6:51 PM  

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