Friday, October 3, 2014

The New City Employee

Charley was a newly hired city employee.  Being retired Navy, he had a wealth of experience backed with great writing skills.  However after two weeks on the job, it was obvious Charley couldn't seem to get to work on time.

Every day he would be 5,10 or 15 minutes late. But he was such a damn good worker, so tidy, sharp minded, and always demonstrating great customer service skills that few wanted to push the issue of his tardiness.

One day Charley's department head called him into the office for a talk. "Charley, I have to tell you, we all like your work ethic; we think you do a bang-up job but your being late so often is quite bothersome for me."

"Yes, I know boss and I am working on it."

''You are a good team player and that's what I like to hear.  That's why I find it odd that you come in late so often. I know you're retired Navy so I have to ask, What did they say if you came in late when you were in the Navy?"

"Well generally they would say, 'Good morning, Admiral, can I get you coffee, sir?'"

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