Wednesday 21 March 2018

Private lessons

• I was interviewed last February for a job. I promised my new boss I would sell 100,000 extra widgets. Not widgets other people were already selling -- but 100,000 new, incremental widgets.

Last week my boss asked me for an update. But I have until 2016 to sell the extra widgets, I said.

That's true, said my boss (let's call her Erin), but I want an update, a scorecard if you will, on where we are now. For instance, have any of the new widgets been sold? -- I assume they are not all going to be sold at the end of 2016, just before your review are they?

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