Friday, January 9, 2009

Management Lesson

A bus driver started his bus and drove off along the route. At one stop, a big hulk of a guy got on: Six-feet-eight, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground. He glared at the driver and said, "Big John doesn't pay!" and sat down at the back.
The driver was five-feet-three, thin, and basically meek. Naturally, he didn't argue with Big John, but he wasn't happy about it. The next day the same thing happened: And the next day, and the next.
The driver started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him. Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up for body building courses, karate, judo, and all that stuff.
By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong and hulky; what's more, he felt really good about himself. So on the next day, when Big John got on the bus and said, "Big John doesn't pay!" the driver stood up, glared back at him and screamed, "And why not?
"With a startled face, Big John replied, "Big John has bus pass."
Management Lesson: "Be sure there is a problem in the first place before working your ass off to solve one."

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