Yes, I do deserve an award of recognition. I want to get some big amount of
money from my employer, while everybody else reads about it.
Just doing the work I was hired to do and getting a high-salary for it is for
naive people. I earn a high salary, but it is still according to the contract I
have signed. I want to be someone who knows how to get things.
I cannot just brag about finding the solution to a problem; I want to tell my
friends how I won a fight with my boss to get money and maybe promotion too.
Once there was a task that looked like an opportunity; it was a product upgrade:
moving to a more advanced version. Such things involve big code and data
structure changes. So, I got this task, which means taking the ball-and-chain
known as a pager and staying at home not going too far on the weekend. What I
actually did that weekened was waiting for the pager to beep.
On monday, I told my boss that if all I was to get for the weekend is a dismal
raise and no promotion, I would quit. I have decided that if he told me there
were people who deserved it more than I did, I would quit the job for not
getting the opportunities they got.
I decided to not back off this time, and mentioned my sacrifice:
Let me tell you someting: I do not like coming to a foreign country just to
work. I want to see the world a little bit. For example, I had for long been
dreaming about a great camping trip to the state's great attraction. I have
finally settled for a closer camping site, but even there we have had to
terminate it because somebody just got paged. Quite sylish!
Yep, I told my my boss about that too; terminating a trip because of a pager is
what I call sacrifice.
Then one sunny day my manager handed me an envelope with a notification about a
Yes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease!