Found this in my mailbox the other day and thought I might share it with you.
As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase about 10%.
But, since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off sixty of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me since I believe we are family here and I didn’t know how to choose who would have to go.
So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lots and found sixty ‘Obama’ bumper stickers on our employees’ cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go.
I can’t think of a more fair way to approach this . They voted for change… I gave it to them. I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic …….
Not that I am a big fan of Obama, but there is a better letter. (There is always a better letter)
Frank walked into his new office, just as the current owner was vacating it. He exchanged pleasantries with the unlucky fellow who has just been canned and wished him well. The poor guy who was being fired, handed him three envelopes and said to him, “You are going to need these. Put them in your desk until the appropriate time.”
And then he left.
Frank placed the three envelopes in his desk and gave them little thought. Time went by and things did not go so well for Frank in the new position, and soon the boss called him to the office. Frank sat there and sweated, he was anxious, he was worried, what could it be?
At that time he remembered the envelopes.
He opened the drawer and pulled them out. They were labeled one, two and three. He put two and three back in the drawer and quickly opened envelope #1. There he found a slip of paper and written on it he saw ….. “Blame it on the economy.”
So when he went to the office to see the boss, that is what he did, he blamed everything on the rotten economy and slow business. The boss seemed okay with that, and he went back to his assigned duties. A little time goes by and then again, the dreaded phone call and the mandatory trip to the bosses office and the “how come chair?”
Again Frank reaches into the drawer and hastily grabs envelope #2, he rips it open, this time he discovers a slip of paper that reads …. “Blame it on the employee’s.” So this time, he laid it all on the employee’s and that seemed to satisfy his boss and things again, returned to normal.
Now if you are following the story, then you know that all this time things have been going downhill and of course, it erodes to a point where Frank gets called to the office. Quickly he reaches into his desk drawer to fetch the last envelope, #3 and just as quickly, rips it open, he unfolds the piece of paper and it reads … “Prepare three envelopes.”
Everyone has a story … Try this,
just to interview for a job.
Have a great weekend, we will see all of you on Monday.
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