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Thursday, August 9, 2007

It's Either a Brilliant Idea or a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Dear Diary,

I think I might have discovered a great way to pump up my value.  I turned in some reports yesterday, which were being put into a Board of Directors report package today, and, after double-checking my numbers, I realized that I mislabeled a heading.

This morning, I quickly sent an e-mail to all parties involved and noted the correction.  Embarrassed that I made the mistake, I was dreading a little backlash.

Minutes later, the e-mails started pouring in.  Instead of getting an "e-mail spanking" I got praises for a, quote, "Great catch!"  My boss even said to me, "Good catch, that almost went to the Board."

That gave me the idea that I should make small, meaningless errors in my reports and then correct myself at the 11th hour in front of everybody.  I figure it's either a brilliant idea or a disaster waiting to happen.

Currently I'm leaning towards: a disaster waiting to happen and I got lucky this time.

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