Quote of the Day
Everything we call real is made up of things that cannot be real.
— Niels Bohr
I had a déjà vu moment this morning. One of my staff members was looking for another staff member and I heard him say "Al must still be here because his coat is in his cube". This statement brought back a few memories. As a management person, I occasionally have to deal with problem employees who do not show up for work. I once had an employee who had figured out that I determined if he was at work by looking in his cube for his coat. I ASSUMED that seeing his coat in his cube meant that he was at work somewhere, but I would never go looking around for him. Bad assumption -- he had two coats. He would wear one to and from work and would leave the other in his cube when he left work early. I eventually did figure out that he had two coats and I told him that I was on to his trick.
Because this employee was using "The Old Two Coat Trick", I started to check the parking lot to see if his car was in the lot. This worked for a while, but then I started to notice that his car was in the lot, but he was not at work. That was when I learned about "The Old Two Car Trick" ...