Don’t Just Sit There Doing Your Job….Fail!


“What are you doing?”

“Sitting here, watching.”

“Don’t get caught sitting!”

“I’m not just sitting. I’m watching to make sure everything is working!”

“Look, you’re getting paid a lot of money to do your job.”

“I am doing my job! I’m doing it so well, everything is working fine!”

“Don’t let them see you sitting there. They don’t like it when someone sits. They expect to see you doing something. What did you do yesterday?”

“I un-did what I did the day before, thought about it, turned it around, and then re-did it exactly the way it was. I was satisfied I’d done it exactly correct the first time. It took most of the day. It’s working fine.”

“Well, find another one to do!”

“I’ve found another one to do nine times. I’m watching them all right now. Every single one is doing fine.”

“Over there! They look very busy, and they are behind!”

“I know. They do that very well!”

“Take one of their’s and do it.”

“Ok, but that will give them one less and give me one more! Their’s never work correctly until I do them. Because I did it, they let me keep it so I can watch it. Now I have 15 and they only have nine. I’m only one and they are three!”

“Are you counting? You’re kind of petty! They don’t like petty people!”

“Sooner or later, I’m going to have so many I won’t be able to keep up! I’ll fail!”

“Whatever. The guy you replaced got caught sitting there. They can’t stand it when someone is just sitting there.”

“I can’t quit. We need the money! I think I’ll become a writer!”

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About Ronald D. Drobeck

I've read, learned, been discriminated against, patronized, lied to, laughed at, laughed with, and ignored. I'm not a minority, not tall, not good looking, not skinny, not hairy, and can see 10 miles, but not two feet. I've been a paperboy, college student, licensed nursing home administrator, professional musician (country swing drummer), duck and goose hunter, fisherman, conservationist, Eagle scout, camp counselor, canoeing instructor, lifeguard, comedian, restaurant owner, licensed exterminator, insurance agent, warehouse manager, carpenter, conservative, father of 4, baseball coach, husband, worrier, writer, embryo gardener, photographer, and nice guy. now, old.

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