Live up to your employer’s expectations!
I wish the news media would think twice about the impact of stories they run. You take this news item about a survey that found more than half of private small company executives EXPECT employees to steal something of value within the next year.
Indeed, the survey found bosses EXPECT their workers to be much worse than they really are.
As a blogger with an office in my own house, I know only too well how this works. I’ve come home to scenes like the one above, with Lamar, Lonnie and the rest of my staff making off with my sofa, my dining room table, my refrigerator…
Really, Lamar? You didn’t think I’d notice? And which one of you stole my trash bag full of silver spoons that I collected from famous restaurants?
I mean, this is MY stuff. It’s not like a hotel, where they really want you to take some soap and towels, and art from the walls and maybe a television.
But life goes on. Now that I know they already think I’m going to steal, I don’t want to disappoint my own boss.
He’s probably already written off my Reuters company car, the Ferrari 458 Italia they supply to all their bloggers, so who am I to let him down?
Top: A liquor store is looted after hockey fans celebrating the Montreal Canadiens victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, turned violent in downtown Montreal, May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Shaun Best
Right: The Ferrari 458 Italia is displayed at the exhibition stand of Ferrari on the first media day of the Geneva Car Show, March 2, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse