Enough of Enough.
Yesterday, we had some customers at my work premise. A very high level customer personnel. So, naturally I would be involved. I would be the one to organise the visit agenda from the time they were here till they leave. My boss was here too.
Early morning, when I arrived at work it would be normal that I check the email first. I saw my boss email asking to download the presentation to be given to the customer, into my laptop. No worry there, can do, will do. It was the boss who compiled the presentation given by all his senior managers into something which he consider presentable to the customer. Which is a natural way with my boss anyway. So I had of course be able to take a first glance at the presentation.
In one of the pages, the boss wrote something like this;
All the Senior Managers have at least 15 years of experience in
technical, commercial or financial role
CEO with more than 20 years of activity in the this industry
DOO with more than 30 years of experience in System Design, Product and Project Management, Sales & Marketing inn the related industry.
Other Managers in Sales, Services, Finance are also with more than 20 years of
N, ...... with enough experience in the job
(Yes, in red bold lettering) !!!!
My first reaction to that statement was,
"What? !!!!, My boss doesn't know how much experience I have got? !!"
Showed the slide to the HRM and said to him, "I was there with him last week how come he didn't ask me if he didn't know?".
The HRM said, "He has you resume what? It's impossible that he would not know".
Enough of that.
When the boss arrived, my HRM asked me if I had asked him whether he knows how much experience I have in the job. I answered, No I didn't. I am taking this positively this time.
"I am assuming that he thinks I look young and therefore he has to stress that I have ENOUGH experience." We both laugh because he knows how old I am. And I do look my age anyway.
During the presentation, I was all prepared to asnwer the question from the customers, if they asked me how long I have been with the company etc. But then my boss way of presenting it actually was a like this.
Bla, bla, bla......
For N, we are all gentlemen, so we will not mentioned how much experience she has. We would just say "enough".
Everyone present laughed.
Enough said !!!!
Moral of the story is,
Don't take things negatively at first glance, be open minded about it. It may be something good.