Tuesday, February 7

Sure, I'd love to do it!

You know how it is at work. Sometimes you are asked to do something extra. Something that was not listed in your job specifications. So what do you do? Do you just shirk the responsibility and give some plausible excuse from the top of your head as to why you don’t want the to do the job? Do you decline politely and say that you really have a lot on your plate right now? Or do you grin and accept it, as it is a ‘great opportunity for you to contribute to your university’?

When one of the influential members of the powers-that-be call you personally to ask for this favour, you are left with no choice really. It's either do it and everybody’s happy, or don’t do it and face the wrath that you may cause for saying no. It might not be that bad. Probably you will be ‘blacklisted’ from company events, your name said only in hushed tones. If by any chance your name comes up in conversation, you will be spoken off in contempt. You will be the example used in telling moral tales of what not to do in cases of ‘voluntary work for the good of the company’. You will be remembered as the rank insubordinate, destined to go nowhere but down into some hellhole department that nobody in the company knew existed. Worst case scenario, your existence will not be acknowledged by anyone in that company.

It is with these thoughts in mind that yours truly became a yellow spineless jellyfish who has now been entrusted to write something for a company event.

*mudslinger belly-swims under a rock to hide*

4 comments:

jen said...

lol.............

its not that bad i guess...
i will still do it unless im veryveryvery busy...

MarinaDelRey said...

oh, i know how it is! we all risk our sanity for these 'little favours' that manage to crop up out of nowhere ;-)

simon said...

not so bad la. you write something and perli that person la... :)

mudslinger said...

jen,
i had to do it, as i was 'just' very busy (not veryveryvery lah)

marina,
yeah, and then the 'little favours' become 'bigger and bigger favours' before the day is done....

simon,
wish i could, be it's to be printed in the programme book. how like that?