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Unformatted text preview: who did not have a single skill of dealing with people. This manager used to accumulate his workload and take upon his shoulders burdens he could not bear. One day, he called his secretary, so he entered and stood in front of him. The secretary said, "Yes. How may I help, sir?" He said, "I called your phone but you never answered!" The secretary replied, "That was because I was in the other room. I am sorry, sir!" He replied, "You are always saying sorry! Take these papers and give them to the head of the repair department, and return quickly!" The secretary, being annoyed, went to the office of the repair department's head and threw the papers on his desk and said, "Do not take long with these papers!" The man became irritated at the secretary's behaviour and said, "OK, but please, place them on the table appropriately!"
419 Who kicked the cat? 63 The secretary replied, "Appropriately or inappropriately, it does not matter! What is important is that you finish with the papers quickly!" They argued and insulted each other until voices were raised, after which the secretary went back to his office.After a couple of hours, one of the minor workers in the repair department went to his Head and said, "I will now go to collect my children from school and return shortly." The Head shouted saying, `You go out everyday!" He replied, `This is what I have been doing for ten years! This is the first time you are objecting." The Head said, "You only listen when you are being told off! Go back to your office!" The poor man went to his office, perplexed at this attitude, and began to call people to arrange someone to pick up his children from the school and take them home, but found nobody. The children had to stand for a long time in the sun until one of the teachers decided to take them home. When this employee returned home angry, his youngest son came to him with a toy and said, "Dad! My teacher gave this to me, because I..." "Go to your mum!" says the father, interrupting...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '12