Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The new manager walks into his office, and, while settling into his new desk, finds four envelopes. On one he finds the words, "Open me first". The other three are numbered one to three.
He opens the first envelope and finds a letter from his predecessor saying, "These three envelopes will save you a world of trouble. In case of emergency, please open these envelopes in sequential order, envelope one first, envelope two second and envelope three third."
The manager shrugs, puts the envelopes back and forgets about them.
Six months later the workers go on strike. The company is shut down and is losing money fast.
After a long night negotiating with the union, he remembers the three envelopes. So he opens the first one and it says, "Blame me, your predecessor, for everything."
Wonderful idea he thinks, and indeed it works and the crisis comes to an end. His job is saved and everybody's happy.
A few months later another strike hits. He goes to the drawer and opens the second envelope. It reads, "Blame the government for everything".
It works like a charm, and he breathes a sigh of relief as his job is, once again, saved.
A month later the workers declare yet another strike. The manager goes to the third envelope and it reads, "Prepare 4 new envelopes".

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