A young engineer was leaving the office when he found the Acting CEO standing in front of the shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.
“Listen,” said the Acting CEO, “this is a very sensitive and important document, and my secretary is not here. Can you make this thing work?”
“Certainly,” said the young engineer. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button.
“Excellent, excellent!” said the Acting CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine, “I just need one copy.”
Lesson: Never, ever assume that your boss knows what they’re doing.
I work as Head of Global Communications for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), having previously worked with Compudava (now Endava) in Moldova, building web applications, and for Wesley Management, working with small businesses and charities. I have a passion to see intelligent application of digital technology to serve the Church and mission. Married to the lovely Ruth.