Today, we’re going to check in on our friend Ooogie to see how he’s doing at his new job. I helped him find a new job about a year ago after his last one wasn’t a good fit. Let’s see how he’s doing now.
Well, I’m here at his workplace. It looks like he has been named Employee of the Month — for 12 straight months!
“Hiiii Ajdiiiin,” said Ooogie.
“Hi Ooogie! How are you doing? How’s the job going?”
“I’m gooooood. I looooove myyyy jooooob.”
“Well, you must be doing great if you’ve been Employee of the Month for the past year — ”
“AND WHERE’S MY FAVORITE EMPLOYEE???” It was Ooogie’s boss.
“Hellooooo bossssss. Thissss issss myyyy friiiiiend Ajdiiiiin.”
“AHA! YOU’RE THE ONE WHO REFERRED HIM TO US!” His boss spoke very quickly and very loudly.
“Yes, I just wanted to drop by and say hello,” I said.
“DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR FRIEND OOOGIE IS A GENIUS? LET ME SHOW YOU SOME BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF OUR PROJECTS.”
He took out a blueprint.
“OOOGIE MAY BE SLOW, BUT SLOW IS JUST WHAT OUR COMPANY NEEDED! LOOK AT THIS! IF IT WASN’T FOR HIM, WE WOULD HAVE BUILT THIS PYRAMID UPSIDE DOWN! CAN YOU IMAGINE?”
“Er, yikes,” I said. “Yes, I could see how that might be an issue.”
“HE STARTS EVERY MEETING WITH THE WORDS ‘LET’S SLOW DOWN AND THINK.’ I’VE MADE THAT OUR COMPANY MOTTO FROM NOW ON. AND LOOK AT OUR SALES FIGURES! GOING THROUGH THE ROOF NOW ALL BECAUSE OF HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL.”
“Wow, that’s great! But I’m not surprised, really. Ooogie is a hard worker.” I was really proud of my friend.
“YOU KNOW WHAT? I’M GOING TO PROMOTE YOU, OOOGIE!” his Boss exclaimed excitedly.
“Buuuuut youuuu juuuust prooomoted meeee laaast weeeek,” Ooogie said.
“DID I? SEE, HE’S HONEST TOO. WELL, I’LL PROMOTE YOU AGAIN, SO WHAT? WHO CARES? I’M THE BOSS. ALRIGHT, I NEED MY 3RD CUP OF COFFEE THIS MORNING…”
It sounds like Ooogie is doing great at his new job! What do you think?