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08-16-2008, 04:48 PM
The Perfect Boss . . .

There were about 70 scientists working on a very hectic project. All of them
were really frustrated due to the pressure of work and the demands of their
boss but everyone was loyal to him and did not think of quitting the job.

One day, one scientist came to his boss and told him - Sir, I have promised
to my children that I will take them to the exhibition going on in our
township. So I want to leave the office at 5 30 pm.

His boss replied "OK, You're permitted to leave the office early today"

The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual
he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch when he felt
he was close to completion.The time was 8.30 PM. Suddenly he remembered of
the promise he had given to his children.

He looked for his boss,,He was not there. Having told him in the morning
itself, he closed everything and left for home.

Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his
children.He reached home. Children were not there.His wife alone was sitting
in the hall and reading magazines.

The situation was explosive, any talk would boomerang on him. His wife asked
him "Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if
you are hungry.

The man replied "If you would like to have coffee, i too will have but what
about Children ??"
Wife replied "You don't know ?? Your manager came here at 5.15 PM and has
taken the children to the exhibition "

What had really happened was ... The boss who granted him permission was
observing him working seriously at 5.00 PM. He thought to himself, this
person will not leave the work, but if he has promised his children they
should enjoy the visit to exhibition.

So he took the lead in taking them to exhibition

The boss does not have to do it everytime. But once it is done, loyalty is

That is why all the scientists at Thumba continued to work under their boss
eventhough the stress was tremendous.

By the way , can you hazard a guess as to who the boss was..?

He was none other than Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India . . .

08-16-2008, 07:59 PM
Oh.....My God.............Abdul Kalaam........????.....what a great personality na..? Have you ever noticed ash..such great personalities often carries a great heart which is always ready to share.....Hats off to those great personalities...!!!