Hung Out to Dry by Underlings
Aug. 31, 2 p.m.
Also, it is very important that time is allowed for Mr. Brown to eat dinner.
Gievn [sic] that Baton Rouge is back to normal, restaurants are getting busy. He needs much more that [sic] 20 or 30 minutes. We now have traffic to encounter to get to and from a location of his choise [sic], followed by wait service from the restaurant staff, eating, etc.
Marty Bahamonde to a Co-worker:
OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I just ate an MRE [military Meal-Ready-to-Eat] and crapped in the hallway of the Superdome along with 30,000 other close friends so I understand her concern about busy restaurants.
Takeaway Points to Consider
- If handed a task with huge responsibilities that would bring international recognition, would you view it as an opportunity or a demotion?
- After dashing off an e-mail--but before clicking on "Send"--you might reflect for a moment on the consequences of your message appearing on the front page of every newspaper in the world.
- The media love to play "GOTCHA!"
- Does everybody in your organization--from the mail room and the loading dock to the executive suite--pride themselves as being part of a can-do corporate culture?
- Recall the anecdote about Harvey Mackay of Mackay Envelope Co., in Vol. 1, Issue No. 10 of this publication. Once asked how many sales people Mackay Envelope has, Mackay said that he had 600. "Six hundred sales people!" the person exclaimed. "I cannot believe that. How many employees do you have?" Mackay replied, "Six hundred."
Letters to the Editor
These letters were written in response to "The Fine Art of Redlining," which was published on Oct. 18, 2005:
In the late 1960s one of the groups on the "deadbeat list" was frat houses who had lots of law students. The law students knew they wouldn't be sued for stealing a few hundred dollars worth of records or books. This was before ZIP codes but the addresses of the houses were on file.