My Two Bosses
In life I have two bosses.
They’re both in charge of various aspects of my life.
They both expect me to do a good job.
Both of them thought I was capable for the job when they accepted me.
Despite these similarities, there are differences …
One boss pays me too little for doing far too much work.
The other boss pays me in abundance for sitting down and closing my eyes.
One boss yells at me when he wants me to do something.
The other boss keeps sending me gentle (weekly) reminders.
One boss gave me a thick handbook of rules to follow when I joined.
The other boss only has four rules.
One boss threatens to fire me every time I make a mistake.
The other boss smiles and asks me to learn from it.
One boss gets paid far too much for the work he does.
The other boss works far too much for no pay at all.
One boss counts how many sick days I take.
The other boss only counts the days I show up to work.
One boss will keep me hired until he has no use for me.
The other boss has no need for me, but still stays by my side.
One boss expects a good excuse whenever I’m late.
The other boss gives me an excuse to be on time.
One boss expects the job to be done right the first time.
The other boss only cares about the effort I put in each time.
One boss will only accept my successes.
The other boss will happily take my failures.