Prompted by a Tweet on the challenge of staffing an exhibition stand, I posted a while back on Stuff they never tell you. I used the public sector example of working with politicians. People seemed to like it so it got me thinking about other things they don’t tell you at work.
Here’s my top ten. Feel free to add your own. Just press Leave a comment if you’re on the home page or Leave a reply if you’ve dived into this post directly.
- When the boss says “My door is always open” he doesn’t mean it
- The caretaker is one of the most important people in the building
- In the lift (elevator) when you say “I’ve been here two years and I still haven’t seen the b****y director” the elderly gent in the corner is him
- You may have thought you worked hard at college but it’s never as tiring as paid work
- The happiest people can be the most unlikely and there is no correlation to what they earn
- Both the best and the worst things are invisible
- Strength is not the same as power
- At some time you will forget your password
- No one retires and sighs “Aaahh, I wish I’d spent more time in the office”
- The good old days were not. They were always worse.