As you prepare to enjoy your long weekend, here's a quick story...
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and a manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, “I'll give each of you just one wish.”
“Me first! Me first!” says the administration clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.”
Poof! She's gone.
“Me next! Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse and an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.”
Poof! He's gone.
“OK, you're up,” the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”
Moral of the story: always let your boss have the first say. “Abandoning ship” won’t get you anywhere.