Sometimes it’s easier to understand what we should do when we look at what we should not do. Here are a dozen items for your consideration.
- 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’s really a ‘rush job,’ run in and interrupt me every ten minutes to inquire how it’s going. That helps.
- Always leave without telling anyone where you’re 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. Leaks like that could cost me a promotion.
- 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.
- Never introduce me to the people you’re with. When you refer to them later, my shrewd deductions will identify them.
- Be nice to me only when the job I’m doing for you could really change your life.
- Tell me all your little problems. No one else has any and it’s nice to know someone is less fortunate.
Please Note: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not the intent of Mary Rau-Foster to render legal advice. If legal advice is required, you should seek the services of a competent lawyer.