My organisation had its annual once-in-year performance based salary appraisal and I was considered for the annual once-in-year performance based appraisal. On the big day I was informed by the benevolent management that they have considered my performance and decided that they can't promote me. I prayed God to save me from 'How recession is affecting us?' lecture and God did not disappoint me.
The management told me that they have considered my performance and have reached the conclusion that I am not a good writer. They informed me that how I got recruited in a publishing company as a junior author is mystery to them and they are plugging loopholes so that only people with a professional degree can get to write in their organisation.
They made clear that only a CA has enough brains to be an author and an MBA must be happy to format whatever a CA has written.
The appraisal ended with the management providing me guidance on writing. They told me that to improve my writing skills, I must get a professional degree. It will also help them accept that I can write. I considered their advice and thanked God. At least my job is unaffected by recession.
To sum up
Learn as if you are going to live forever
Live as if you are going to die tomorrow
Work as if you are going to quit tomorrow