Thursday Special ~ Letter Of Recommendation

  1. Trevor Adams, my assistant programmer, can always be found
  2. hard at work in his cubicle. Trevor works independently, without
  3. wasting company time talking to colleagues. Trevor never
  4. thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
  5. finishes given assignments on time. Often he takes extended
  6. measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
  7. breaks. Trevor is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
  8. vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
  9. knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Trevor can be
  10. classed as a high-calibre employee, the type that cannot be
  11. dispensed with. Consequently, I truly recommend that Trevor be
  12. promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
  13. executed as soon as possible.

The idiot was standing over my shoulder while I wrote this report.
Kindly re-read only the odd numbered lines.

I hope Ramana, who sent this story, never had to write a reference like this!

23 thoughts on “Thursday Special ~ Letter Of Recommendation

  1. Al

    Executing bad employees….hmmm….there’s a novel concept. Glad it wasn’t around when I was wasting tim……er……uh……I mean working.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Al, don’t tell me you were a tim…. was……er? Goodness, we better not tell Barbara!

    1. Grannymar Post author

      It was only when I read the piece as suggested, I realised the need for the numbers.

  2. rummuser

    When I was in Management, I did not have the luxury of making such recommendations. We did not have the kind of HR departments that now seem to flourish. If someone did not pull his weight, it was my job as his immediate superior to get rid of him. I have done my share of firing some Trevor Adams.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      The workplace has certainly changed since I began my working life, many moons ago.


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