This is my Story at Work

Sometimes I wonder if you can actually impress anyone at work, many times you are always on your toes trying to get things done and get a normal life as well.
Just the other day my boss came in one morning and caught me hugging our secretary. He said in a rage, “Is this what you get paid for ?” I told him, “Nope ! I do this for free.”
As if that is not enough, the next day he posted a sign which read “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” I couldn’t resist and added a note: “And now you know why too”.

Once I came upon this pretty new intern standing in front of the paper shredder with a confused look on her face. I asked if she needed any help and she said, “Yeah, how does this thing work ?” I took the papers from her hand and demonstrated how to work the shredder. She stood there a moment with yet another confused expression, so I said, “Any questions ?” She said, “Yeah, exactly where do the copies come out from ?”

Is it that humans can never be satisfied or its just my workplace? Then I remember people always say that hard work never killed anybody. Hmmmm!! but let me ask when is the last time you ever heard of anyone who “rested to death”?

When I started work, they always told me to be punctual, but I came to realize that being punctual in our office was of no benefit what-so-ever because there was never anybody around to appreciate it.

Did you ever notice the people who complain the most about not having enough time to do all their work are the same ones who always stop & tell everyone that they don’t have enough time to do all their work. You don’t have enough time but you have time to tell everyone that you don’t have enough time. Haba!

The other week my boss asked me to work over time, I quietly asked if he will compensate me for the extra hours, guess what I got? The preaching of my life! Yet they said a labourer deserves his wages!

In the early days I tried avoiding the boss to prevent trouble or queries, next thing he was asking if I come to work whenever I wish, who writes all those reports for him? My ghost?

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