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Thursday, 19 January 2012

That envelope.


At 1655 (Five to five in the afternoon) today my son was summoned to his boss’s office. He was politely asked to sit down and after a few pleasantries was handed an envelope. What was in that envelope at that time of day? Could it be?

sackThe sack.

The boy however noticed that his boss had a smile on his face. (Of course it could have been an evil grin). My son opened the envelope to find…………………..To be continued.





The note inside informed dearly beloved son (Now I'm really being stupid), that he was getting a raise in salary. Of course in these straightened times you would expect a pittance. However he nearly fell off his chair. His salary was going to rise by 20%. (He’s not a banker bye the way).


I think the reason behind this is, that his superiors value his dedication to the project that he’s working on, and  reward accordingly.

Moral of this story:

If you work hard, you will be rewarded by private industry. If you don’t, you deserve to be sacked.

I wish it would happen in the public domain. One such illiberal springs to mind.


  1. Congratulations to your son, and well done to his boss for showing such appreciation.

  2. *by (bye is the word for good-bye)

  3. Well done Mr FE Jnr .. his bosses were probably also impressed that his recent health problems haven't affected or blunted his capacity for work ..

    Very refreshing to see someone who deserves it, being rewarded .. as opposed to the usual dross & scumbags getting all the goodies ..

  4. Well done your son, and well done the company he works for, they value their (good) employees.

  5. It's always nice to hear good news.

    Best wishes.

  6. Thanks everyone. I think this monetary award is in recognition of his desire to delve into his experiments and enjoyment of his job. After he had his thyroid removed due to cancer his company was not expecting him back for at least three months. he was back in three weeks. He's not one to sit idle and do nothing.

    Well you get my gist, even if this comment is badly phrased.


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