Saturday, September 1, 2007

What You Get is What You Do

Companies hire professional with the hope that they would contribute to the company in achieving their targets. At the time of interview both make promises to each other and set expectation levels at each other. Both shake hands to depart with dreams of great future ahead. But that day turns out to be the last such a day in their lives.
If a survey is carried out about how professionals are satisfied with rewards given by the company, the result would be near 100% dissatisfaction, isn’t it? Why does that happen? One factor is the selfishness which gets deep rooted in the employees with each passing day. They unlearn basic rule that professionals are committed to their work and not the rewards. In the process objectives are lost and who is the ultimately loser in this transformation …. The company or ….. the employee.
Following is a moral story which many of us might have read or listened, yet brows through the lines again :
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire. They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.
When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, "This is your house... my gift to you."
The carpenter was shocked! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.
So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we would do it much differently.
What do you feel now ? Just by putting you paper on the way to next earning junction are your responsibilities over. Who knows the last house made by you might be there with you for ever with a blot of non-performance.
If you agree with me, surely you would get the best house to live in peace rest of your life. Good luck…..

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