I saw his commentary on TV before I became old and cynical and I have never been able to find a text of it. As I’ve gone through various jobs I’ve learned how true much of his words were.
- Get a job.
- Go to lots of meetings.
- Complain about how busy you are and how your expertise is actually “management”.
- Ask for and eventually get assistants to do the actual work.
- Complain about and start a file on an assistant
- Fire the assistant
- Now you’ve established that you’re a boss and you need more assistants since the previous assistant was inadequate.
- Grow your staff…since you’re now a legitimate boss and can’t do actual work.
Anyone remember something this? With more tongue in cheek humor?