Corporate story

by Michelle Fortes

A Corporate Story:

      Every day, a small 🐜 Ant arrives  at work very early and starts work immediately.

      🐜 She produces  a lot and she was happy.

     The Chief, 🐯 a Tiger, was surprised  to see that 🐜 the Ant was working without supervision.

    🐯  He thought if the 🐜 Ant can produce so  much without supervision, wouldn’t she produce even more if she had a supervisor!

   So 🐯 he recruited a 🐝 Bee who had extensive experience as πŸ‘· supervisor and who was  famous for πŸ“ writing  excellent reports.
    The 🐝 Bee’s first decision was to set up a  πŸ”” clocking in attendance system. 
     πŸ He also needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports and he  recruited a πŸ‡Rabbit , who managed the archives and monitored ☎ all phone calls.

      🐯 The Tiger was delighted with the 🐝 Bee’s reports and asked him to produce πŸ“Š graphs  to describe production rates and to analyse  πŸ“‰ trends, so that he could use them for πŸ“ presentations at Boardβ€˜s meetings.

     So the 🐝 Bee had to buy a πŸ’» new computer and a  Laser printer and recruited a 🐈 Cat to manage the 🌐 IT department.

      The🐜 Ant, who had once been so productive and relaxed, hated this new plethora of paperwork  and meetings which used up most of her time…!

   πŸ―  The Tiger came to the conclusion that it was high time to nominate a person in charge of the department where the 🐜 Ant worked. 

     The position was given to the πŸ’ Monkey, whose first decision was to buy an Air Conditioner and an ergonomic πŸ’Ί chair for his office.

     The new person in charge, πŸ’ the Monkey, also needed a πŸ’» computer and a personal assistant , who he brought from his previous department, to help him prepare a πŸ“‘ Work and πŸ“ƒ ‘Budget Control Strategic Optimisation Plan’ …

     The Department where the 🐜 Ant works is now a sad place, where nobody laughs anymore  and everybody has become upset…

     It was at that time that the 🐝 Bee convinced the boss, 🐯  the Tiger; of the absolute necessity  to start a climatic study of the environment . 

      Having reviewed  the  charges  for running the 🐜 Ant’s department , the 🐯 Tiger  found out that  the Production   was much less than  before.

     So he recruited the 🐀 Owl, a prestigious and renowned consultant to carry out an  audit and  suggest solutions.

     πŸ€ The Owl spent three months  in the department and came up with an enormous report, in several volumes, that concluded…                                                                          

       β€œ The Department is overstaffed …”                                                            

   Guess who the 🐯 Tiger fires first?                                                     

          Of course, 🐜 the Ant………,

         “….because she showed lack of motivation and had a negative attitude. ”


         “The Characters in this fable are fictitious; any resemblance to real people or  facts within the Corporation is pure coincidence only…”

This is really worth reading.  I hope you enjoy it.

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