Thursday, April 26, 2012

Salary Increment

One day an employee sends a letter to her boss asking for an increase in her salary!!!

Dear Bo$$

In thi$ life, we all need $ome thing mo$t de$perately. I think you
$hould be under$tanding of the need$ of u$ worker$ who have given $o much $upport including $weat and $ervice to your company.

I am $ure you will gue$$ what I mean and re$pond $oon.

Your$ $incerely,


The next day, the employee received this letter of reply:


I kNOw you have been working very hard. NOwadays, NOthing much has changed. You must have NOticed that our company is NOt doing NOticeably well as yet.

NOw the newspaper are saying the world's leading ecoNOmists are NOt sure if the United State s may go into aNOther recession.
After the NOvember presidential elections things may turn bad.

I have NOthing more to add NOw. You kNOw what I mean.

Yours truly,

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Excellence at Work

Once a man visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage."

The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work. "Where are you going to install the idol?"
The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. "If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it."

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. "Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and satisfaction of God.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Mysterious King

Once, there was a Kingdom with a mysterious rule for the King, who rules the Kingdom. The rule is “The King can rule the kingdom only for five years. On successful completion of his term, he’ll be left alone, in the inhabitable Forest, filled with wild animals that exist beside the Kingdom.  Those who go there will surely die as a prey to wild animals.

The First king ruled the Kingdom for five years. Each day the King feared about the day he would be left alone in the forest to die. His fear of death had made him an inefficient King and he was not able to concentrate on ruling. After completing his term, he was carried away by his servants and was left alone in the forest.

The Second king came to rule. He was so scared because he saw the fate of him right in front of his eyes, when the First king was leaving. He ruled the Kingdom only for three years. He died on the third year because of the fear and the stress.

The third king took over the kingdom. He was ruling happily and efficiently from the first day he became the king. The People were so happy during his period. He was never worried about what was about to come. He enjoyed every day of his life. His term was about to complete within a few days. The people were so sad that they are going to miss a good King. But the King never seemed to worry about the same. The day came and the King was about to leave the kingdom. Huge crowd was standing to send him off. The King waved his hand to the people and went happily.

One of his ministers asked him, “King, are you not afraid about your future?”

The King smiled and replied,” There is no reason to be afraid. On the First year of my term, when we fought with our neighboring kingdom, I asked all the slaves who lost to us, to go to the Forest and rehabilitate it. On the Second year of my term, I helped them to form a civilization there. On the third year of my term, I’ve asked the people over there to kill all the wild animals. On the fourth year of my term, I’ve taught the People how to cultivate, trade, learn. On the fifth year of my term, I’ve built a huge Palace over there and have created a Kingdom over there. Now my Job is to go there and be a King there too.”

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


The train has started moving. It is packed with people of all ages, mostly with the working men and women and young college guys and gals. Near the window, seated a old man with his 30 year old son. As the train moves by, the son is overwhelmed with joy as he was thrilled with the scenery outside...

“See dad, the scenery of green trees moving away is very beautiful" 

This behavior from a thirty year old son made the other people feels strange about him. Every one started murmuring something or other about this son."This guy seems to be a ``crack...” newly married Anil whispered to his wife.

Suddenly it started raining... Rain drops fell on the travelers through the opened window. The Thirty year old son, filled with joy “see dad, how beautiful the rain is  ..."

Anil's wife got irritated with the rain drops spoiling her new suit.

Anil," cant you see its raining, you old man, if your son is not feeling well get him soon to a mental asylum...and don’t disturb public henceforth"

The old man hesitated first and then in a low tone replied " we are on the way back from hospital, my son got discharged today morning, he was a blind by birth, last week only he got his vision, these rain and nature are new to his eyes.. Please forgive us for the inconvenience caused....."

The things we see may be right from our perspective until we know the truth. But when we know the truth our reaction to that will hurt even us.

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Pig and The Horse

There was a farmer who had a horse and a pig.
One day, the horse became ill and he called the veterinarian,
Who said:
Well, your horse has a virus.
He must take this medicine for three days.
I'll come back on the 3rd day and if he's not better,
We're going to have to put him down.

Nearby, the pig listened closely to their conversation.
The next day, they gave him the medicine and left.
The pig approached the horse and said:
Be strong, my friend.
Get up or else they're going to put you to sleep!

On the second day, they again gave him the medicine and left.
The pig came back and said:Come on buddy, get up or else you're going to die!
Come on, I'll help you get up.
Let's go! One, two, three ...

On the third day, again they came to give him the medicine
And the vet said:
Unfortunately, we're going to have to put him down tomorrow.
Otherwise, the virus might spread and infect the other horses.
After they left, the pig approached the horse and said:
Listen pal, it's now or never!
Get up, come on! Have courage!
Come on! Get up! Get up!
That's it, slowly! Great!
Come on, one, two, three ... Good, good.
Now faster, come on ... Fantastic! Run, run more!
Yes! Yay! Yes! You did it, you're a champion!

All of a sudden, the owner came back,
Saw the horse running in the
Field and began sh! Outing:
It's a miracle! My horse is cured!

We must have a grand party. Let's roast the pig to celebrate !

The Lesson: this often happens in the workplace.
Nobody truly knows which employee actually deserves
The merit of success,
Or who's actually contributing the necessary support
To make things happen.

If anyone ever tells you that your work
Is unprofessional, remember:
Amateurs built the Ark [which saved all the species]
And professionals built the Titanic [almost all died tragically]