Never Assume



Oh my dear, every now and again (here is one on my other blog and here’s another) a silly joke arrives in my mailbox that teaches us a powerful Project Management Life Lesson. Here is today’s cutie:

Never Assume.

A young software engineer was leaving the office at 4:30 pm when he found the Manager standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.

“Listen,” said the Manager, “this is a very sensitive and important document, and my secretary is not here. Can you make this thing work?”

“Certainly,” said the young engineer. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the Start Button.

“Excellent, excellent!” said the Manager as his paper disappeared inside the machine, “I just need one copy.”

Lesson Learned? Never, ever assume that your boss knows what he’s doing.

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