Lose Your Boss

Company Policy

You spend 90,000 hours of your life working for someone else so you'll get a gold watch and a really cool part-time job at WalMart as a greeter.

Working 40 hours a week, you'll spend 2,000 hours a year working for your boss. But, you'll get 80 hours of vacation time absolutely FREE!

It's been a rough day. You're home relaxing, watching America's Most Wanted and to your horror you realize the baby sitter you leave the kids with every day is on the FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List!

You get up when you don't want to. Drive someplace you don't want to go and make a living working with people you really don't like.

Would you be wearing something different if they didn't tell you how to dress?

Your company may think it's really cool to let you go. Newsweek Magazine says firing people has gotten to be trendy in corporate America.

Asking for time off is too much like asking your parents for permission.

Good News. You've survived the downsizing. The bad news is that you have to go home and tell the family you're being transferred to Bangladesh.

Elephants work for peanuts - why should you? Shouldn't you be paid what you're really worth?

The No.1 reason to lose your boss is that this is America and you don't have to! Yes, America is still the land of great opportunity but it's just not in the same place you're used to looking. You know, people who work half as hard as you do are earning great part-time incomes, taking dream vacations and even making fistfuls of money. What's your excuse for not building your own successful Shaklee business? What have you got to lose except a BOSS?

Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb toward the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water.

After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when

Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted. Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, and hen the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked. Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana. Why not? Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done around here. And that, my dear friends, is how company policy begins.

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