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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Absence makes...

Have you ever known somebody whose absence from work was a blessing?

I don’t mean a complete dork who eventually gets the push or a promotion - I’m thinking of somebody who is reasonably reliable and conscientious but somehow and with the best of intentions just gets in the way.

The boulder in the stream – solid and dependable but not part of the flow.

The effect is best seen when the person concerned goes on holiday and things suddenly begin to run more smoothly. Even if the missing person’s work has to be dealt with, it falls into place more easily than if he or she had been doing it.

6 comments:

Sackerson said...

We should all be a little bolder.

A K Haart said...

Sackers - ho ho ho - I hope you haven't been sampling the Christmas sherry already.

Michael said...

Often applies to the boss, and hopefully his secretary, who will also take time off as well!

A K Haart said...

Michael - yes it does, although not to my bosses fortunately.

James Higham said...

Have such a situation tomorrow - hope it's not like that but suspect it might be.

A K Haart said...

James - I hope not, it's so frustrating.