The last few days have been the best days of my life. I went to office, came back and wrote a blog. This all was possible because I was working on a non-priority project. The deadline was more than a month away and the only thing that worried me was my weight.
Today one of my colleagues asked me how I was feeling to be the only guy in the whole company working on a non-priority project. I told her I was feeling a bit bored. No quibbling with team members, no late night sittings, no meetings to obtain extension and no frustration.
She told me that she was short of resources on her project and I told her that all the decisions to allot manpower are taken by the management. I wished to help her but there was nothing I could do. In my whole career till date management had taken one wise decision and I had no intention of telling her that they had again made a mistake.
She told me the work pending in her project was something I love to do but unfortunately for her my first preference has always been not to stay long enough in office to become eligible for a company sponsored dinner.
After the evening tea-break a senior manager asked me whether I was enjoying working alone. I wanted to tell her I am loving it but it would have sealed ‘C’ during my appraisal for being a team player. So I told her,”I am a bit bored. There is no one to interact. I want some people to be shifted to the non-priority project.”
The senior manager told me that she was going to a project status meeting and will tell the VP (Production) about it. The senior manager came back from the meeting and told me that I have been shifted to another project. The good thing is that from tomorrow I will be doing something that I love to do.
To sum up
Honesty is the best policy especially if you are a very poor liar.