Petty boss? Don’t do it behind his back!

In my previous post, I talked about this petty boss. I’ll continue with him, but I think it’s more about us than about him. Not being a coffee drinker, I was never in the habit of stepping out for coffee. One day, my colleague (who reported to this petty guy Mohan) called my extension and…

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Petty boss? Be yourself.

“If you have to say no, say it the very first time, because, if you say yes 99 times and then say no, people will forget you said yes 99 times.” — I will never forget this golden piece of advice given by my grandfather. So you’ve probably seen these bosses who give you suspicious…

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Respect for subordinates’ time — a rarity

A few days ago, on the festival day of Ganesh Chaturthi, I went to an aunt’s place to lunch. (OK, ‘aunt’ in the Indian sense — it’s a simplified way to describe my cousin’s parents-in-law, with whom we’re good friends.) As we were leaving, she asked us, “So, when do we see you again? Oh,…

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