Friday, August 6, 2010

Self Appraisal

It's time for Appraisals and promotions in the office and even I am expecting a hike...but this isn't a post about all that...To me appraisal means growing by learning new each day and personal job satisfaction that comes from working both hard and smart... 

Here's an inspiring story sent to me by one of my colleagues...Hope it peps up your Spirit as it does mine...Enjoy!

A little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a  store and dialed a number.
The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:

Boy                : "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman         : (at the other end of the phone line) "I  already have someone to cut my lawn."
Boy                : "Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now."
Woman         : I'm very satisfied with the person who is  presently cutting my lawn.
Boy                : (with more perseverance) "Lady, I'll even sweep the floor  and the stairs of your house for free.
Woman         : No, thank you. 

With a smile on his face, the little  boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this,  walked over to the boy.

Store Owner       : "Son... I like  your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a  job."
Boy                      : "No thanks,
Store Owner       :  But you were really pleading for one.
Boy                      : No Sir, I was just  checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is  working for that lady I was talking to!" 
         This is called
        "Self  Appraisal"


AK said...

Love this post! Quite inspiring.

Kavita said...

Really a good and inspiring story. Monetary gains are not appraisals as they are decided by people with whom you have not worked or know you less.

Varun said...

really very wonderful story
best of luck for the appraisals :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

I was simply outfoxed at the end of the post :)
Very very inspiring post indeed :)

keep blogging
cheers !!!

Anonymous Someone said...

Interesting. The boy has some big attitude towards his job.

♥ Chocolate lover ♥ said...

awwwwwwwww ^^

sweet ^_^

nikita said...

it was amazing...

the attitude of women too is worth a praise who denied guy working for half the amount...isn't it?
oops...i did understood the main object behind but it can be seen that ways too.

Ann said...

Hey ! That was quite interesting... The Boy was so smart... And yeah thanks for sharing this. We all must follow to this policy to work hard and smart to get the Self Appraisal.

Best of Luck for your appraisal Sweety. I'll keep my fingers crossed :) Do inform us when you get the appraisal. So, we can ask you for a treat :) ...


neeraj said...

very good , at least an employee should be aware of the fact how satisfying he is to his employer

Sovina said...

hey long time no see..just dropped in to say hi..and yeah agree with the story..very motivating..all the best for yours :)

Pronob Mukharjee said...

Good one

suruchi said...

Hi CutePriya...
This is such a sweet n inspiring post!
Sharing it now with my facebook friends!
Keep them coming...n I hope you get that hike!;-)

Lindsay With An "A" said...

Great story!! :) Thanks for continuing to support my blog! xx

Bikramjit said...

very inspiring but if the answers were opposite that wud break heart tooo :)

but a nice way of knowing how good one is :)

so what happened how did your review and appraisal go all the best mine is a long way yet January 2011 :)

CutePriya said...

@AK: I loved it too

@Kavita: Inspirational indeed...I Agree

@Varun: Thanks blogobuddy

@Sat_hi_sh: I loved sharing it...

@Anonymous Someone: Exactly

@♥ Chocolate lover ♥: ^_^

@nikita: even i loved the boy's attitude...yes, it can be looked at from other perspective too...

@Ann: Love u too Ann...Thanks a lot for all the wishes

@neeraj: ABSOLUTELY!!!

@Sovina: Thanks for dropping by and reading DEAr...thanks again for all the wishes...

@Pronob Mukharjee: Thanks

@suruchi: You're are AMAZING...Thanks a Million, Zillion for sharing it...Hope your pals like it too ^_^

@Lindsay With An "A": I do...I do...Thanks to you too

@Bikramjit: Inspired me too..It wasn't bad...lolz...All the very BEST for yours