Gone But Not Missed


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In a new employee’s orientation, the boss welcomed a group of cannibals that they recently hired. 

“You are now part of our team. You will get all the usual perks as employees of our company. You can even eat everything and anything you want in the cafeteria for free… except your fellow employees.” The cannibals gave their word. 

After some time, the boss called an emergency meeting with the cannibals. “My secretary has just mysteriously disappeared. We searched every nook and cranny of our entire building, frantically called all her friends and relatives and even barged into her house with the police to no avail.” Then, eyeing them one by one, the boss warily asked, “Do any of you know whatever happened to her?” The cannibals shook their heads, vehemently denying any link to that disappearance.

After the boss left in a huff, the cannibals secretly huddled afterwards. The leader of the cannibals barked, “Which one of you ate the secretary?” One guiltily raised his hand. The leader grabbed the neck of the cannibal to wring it. “You fool! For four weeks we’ve been eating managers and no one noticed anything. But, nooooo, you had to go and eat someone they would really miss!” (This is a paraphrase a story that my good friend Francis Kong shared in his “Everybody Loves A Winner… Or Do They Really?”.)  

One creative way to resign. Source

Seriously now, if ever you would suddenly vanish in thin air in your company, would they miss you? Or, would they not even notice you’re gone? If ever we would resign today, would they say, “Good riddance!”? Or, would they renegotiate your contract just for you to stay? 

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Titus 2:9-10 gave this command: “Guide slaves into being loyal workers, a bonus to their masters—no back talk, no petty thievery. Then their good character will shine through their actions, adding luster to the teaching of our Savior God.” (The Message) Masters here refer to employers likewise slaves to employees. Our work reveals a lot about our faith. Why? An honest labor pleases God. A job well done pleases Him. Also, we are His PR campaign to this world. I pray that we are giving Him a good rep. Somebody wrote, “Do your best with what you can while you can.”

If ever, would they really miss you?

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