All in a Day’s Work
I’m a nurse in a hospital’s children’s ward. One night, I was at the nurses’ station when I heard a little boy in his room talking. He kept the patter up for some time. Finally, I got on the intercom and said softly but firmly, “All right, Johnny, it’s time to go to sleep now.”
There was quiet in the room, and then he said, “OK, God, I will.”
I didn’t hear a peep from him until morning.
—J.C. via e-mail
I was in a small store in a nearby town one evening. Wanting to find out when it opened the next morning, I stopped a teenage staffer on her way out and asked, “What are your hours?”
Her reply: “Right now, six to nine because I’m in school.
But next month it will be full-time.” —Darlene Query Edmonton, Alberta
The process of interviewing for a new job is an important step. Don’t screw it up like these job candidates did:
✦ Interviewer: What’s your greatest weakness? Candidate: Women. That’s kind of why I’m
“I have to hang up now. I have an hour to get these reports done.”