10/18: Okay, my job caught up on me, need to work even on weekends. Well, let me continue blogging on my trip. Sorry guys!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Types of Person That Boss Likes

Today I was complained by my boss’s boss’s boss’s boss because he did not see accompanying or being together with the Indians from Bangalore. The Indians that I visited in Bangalore came to Malaysia to help out on a project. I had been bringing them around and assisting them in all aspects. Somehow my boss’s boss’s boss’s boss sort of didn’t manage to see me doing it, and thought that I threw them aside so I was complained.

After working for 3-4 years, I realized that people who are hardworking, efficient and achieve excellent results, does not get promoted or being loved by the boss. So which type of person always gets promoted or gets boss’s ‘LOVE’?


  1. Shoe Polishers
    Those who always praises the boss in front of the boss or always makes the boss feels good and BIGGER! There was once a manager who wore like a clown to work, while the shoe polisher laughed at this manager too but he managed to convince that manager that the manager’s taste was so classy, unique and out of this world!

  2. Oscar Winner
    Some people act like they are working very hard and seem like a very important asset to the company when the boss was around him. Actually that person did nothing at all, just pretending to do something. There was once a guy who used this method all the time, when supervisor questioned him, he replied using technical and sophisticated words that the supervisor ( and I think him also) did not understand. It ended up with the supervisor not willing to show that he himself don’t understand anything and not questioning the guy further, thinking that he should have did something wonderful.

  3. Yes Man
    This person never says ‘No’ to the boss. Everything would be ‘Yes’. Nothing is impossible for him. Even if the boss asks him to clean his @ss, he will remain smiling and say ‘Yes’;.

  4. Top Bullsh*t
    Some people could really sell! He did nothing but somehow he explained ‘nothing’ in a few thousand words and the boss was impressed!
    For example, there was a guy in my department whose salary range is a few levels above me and his job was just to run test or push a button to run the test. Somehow, he managed to convince the boss that it was very difficult to type the command and press ‘Enter’ as well as it was so complicated to exert a force to a button! So he got promoted.

  5. Backstabber or Finger Pointer
    Some people utilizes people’s weakness or history or mistake for personal gain. If he did some mistake, he points to other people; but if other people did something great, somehow he became involved in it.

    The girl in my company was even better, she turned colleagues again each other, and disguised her foxy self into an innocent wolf when confronted the boss. If she did something wrong, all she did was just point the finger because people, especially guys tend to help her with her work. So, if everything goes right, she got the credit; but if thing goes wrong, who else to point to?

10 comments:

horizon said...

It sure is a very harsh and unfair world we're living in today. It works very well giving good first impressions to the boss. Sweet talk, like you said, is very useful as well. Those who are hardworking are not necessary seen that way in the eyes of the boss, as you gotta be hardworking WHEN your boss is around. Guess things are just the way it is :)

Ai-Ling said...

well said. very, very true indeed.

AsX said...

Horizon, Ya i guess this is how things work if we wanna survive in this world. Sigh.. what to do...

Ai-Ling (aka Supermom), I miss my student days.. Hope you are enjoying it.

Yi Ling said...

welcome to reality. that's life. no choice. XD

AsX said...

Yi Ling, yup! Time to wake up... sigh...

Jasper said...

I know what you mean man. And my back is still bleeding.

Lion in the Jungle said...

so you are what type?

AsX said...

Jasper, luckily u said back and not backside. Else i would have thought wrongly..

Lion, I'm the none. That's y i have crappy salary.

gokuson said...

wei, why you write about me here one.... :(

AsX said...

gokuson, let me try to match which one is you.....