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A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits (phone numbers).

The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:

Boy: “Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman: (at the other end of the phone line): “I already have someone to cut my lawn.”

Boy: “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.”

Woman: I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.

Boy: (with more perseverance) : “Lady, I’ll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of Palm beach, Florida.”

Woman: No, thank you.

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner: “Son… I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”

Boy: “No thanks,

Store Owner: But you were really pleading for one.

Boy: No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!”

This is what we call “Self Appraisal”

Hey Guys,

One more thing to say…

Self appraisals are very important these days, because you people just think, how we complain about others’ skill or performance, even including me??? But, if we think about our own skills and performance… hmmmm…!!!??? So, keep urself appraising frequently, both personally and professionally, with life as well as career. Just felt like sharing few words with you guys.

Cheers ! ! !
Thanks & Regards,

Shamanth Raj.S
Asst. Officer - HR
+91 98800 30501

- Posted on June 19th, 2009 in Pages, Personal Development, Humour, Management | 2,902 Views |

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One Response to “An Story for Self Appraisal”

1. Posted byPriyavrat on October 27th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Koestler – Bisociations

Koestler argued that creativity is mainly connecting the seemingly unconnected. A man comes home, finds his wife with the priest and starts praying. ‘What are you doing asks the priest’ surprised. ‘Well’, said the man, ‘you are doing my job, I am doing yours’. In this joke, the world of cheating ‘bisociated’ with the world of job replacement.

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