Martha has learned how to share
One of the qualities I try to instill in my employees it the ability to share. It is important as a CEO to model good behavior to my four staff members. The three kittens and one dog. I share all of my books, and my catnip.
Martha owns two beds. She has one in the basement by the back door where she watches for bad guys. She also has a bed in the library. This morning when I was making my rounds of the house, checking up on my staff, and my employees. I noticed JR, the small black kitten, asleep on Martha’s bed. Martha was wondering what to do.
Martha asked me, “Pooh do you think it would be all right if I took a nap with JR? I would hate to wake up the kitten. Kittens really need their sleep, as they are awake all night running up and down the staircase, and jumping over me when I sleep at the bottom of the stairs.”
I told her, “Martha your kindness towards the kittens is to be commended. I shall put a note in your folder, and give you a raise at the end of the next quarter. You may take a nap with the kitten. You were wise to seek my approval first. I want to know everything that goes on in this house, and be consulted on every decision.”
Martha and the kitten took a nice long nap together. When JR first arrived at our corporate headquarters, he was afraid of Martha. You can understand why. Martha is bigger then the kitten. The kitten has learned now that size is not something to be afraid of. I have been training the kittens to judge someone based on their character and not their outward appearance.
About an hour later I went back into the library to see if the kittens had finished their schoolwork. They are learning how to read. Martha is definitely getting a raise. She has gone beyond what is required of her. She has clearly demonstrated the company policy to put others first. I will write an article, How To Train Your Employees to Share, and submit it to Cat Business Weekly.
When I came back the three kittens were on the bed. Nepeta was giving her brother JR a back rub, and Charlie was demonstrating the proper way to bathe.
Martha had given up her bed, and moved onto an adjacent rug.
Martha will get a bonus this quarter.
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About Pooh Hodges
I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.