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Hard Work and Its Payoff

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1: Once upon a time, three men were competing for a job promotion. There was Roger, a hard-working, blue collar man with minimum education experience for the job (high school diploma). The second was a man by the name of Michael, a floater with a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky. The final man up for the job was Joe, a former lawyer and Harvard Law graduate, who took little pride in hard work.

2: The boss of the company, a cynical old man who took overwhelming amounts of time in critiquing things (destroying, obliterating, etc.). The company was driven by hard work and pride in that work. The only thing the boss looked at was the resume’. Whichever resume’ appeared to exhibit the most time and pride put into it was the recipient of the job.

3: The cynical, old man read Joe’s resume first. Joe’s resume resembled that of a third grader (even though he was a Harvard graduate) and was quickly moved aside. The boss then moved on to reading Michael’s resume’. Michael’s resume’, although better organized than Joe’s, still exhibited some flaws. Michael’s resume’ was moved aside with little hesitation.

4: In preparation for writing his resume’, Roger sought the help of a very powerful, hard-working being, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem, a former god of basketball, now a talking ferret in his second life, told Roger, “Prior Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.” Of course, Roger took these words to heart and, with the help of Kareem, created a flawless essay, spending more than twice as much time as the other two applicants combined.

5: The cynical, old boss had become increasingly disturbed from reading the first two resume’s and did not much expect a significant change from someone with a lowly high school diploma. To his surprise, the Roger’s resume’ was organized beautifully with no flaws to be seen. In fact, it was probably the best, most well-written resume’ he’d ever laid eyes on. | It embodied a sort of slick confidence and it seemed to dominate the reader. Angry flaming eyes grew from the resume' staring the old man down. This was an intimidation so strong that the cynical, old man became a scared, old man. He immediately resigned for the fear that Roger would out work him and move up the ranks further than himself. Roger had done it, he did the impossible. He worked so hard (just on the resume’), he outworked the promotion itself and was the boss the second he set foot in the company. Therefore, Roger, his hard work, and his resume lived happily ever after at the top.

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