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Wearing a fresh shine on
his shoes, a suit his wife gave him on graduation day and a determined
look on his face, Brian stood outside his new office. It wasn't the corner
office, but it looked pretty good to him. The smell of new leather from
his chair and the warm glow of sunshine streaming through the window greeted
him as he positioned his alligator briefcase on the corner of his mahogany
Click, click. Brian opened
his briefcase and took out three items--a hammer, a nail and his college
degree. "Hello, Brian." Mr. Pensky, Brian's new boss said as
he extended his right hand, "Welcome to Acme Widget, Inc." Still
holding the hammer, Brian reached out to shake his employer's hand. "Excuse
me, sir," Brian said, noticing his mistake. He sat the hammer on his
desk, shook Mr. Pensky's hand and said, "It's good to be here sir."
Mr. Pensky smiled, and turned
to leave. As he was walking out of the room he said, "We'll be having
a staff meeting at 10:00 this morning in the conference room, I'll introduce
you to everybody then."
"I'm sorry, sir, but
that won't work for me." Mr. Pensky spun, reentered the room and stood
motionless in his grey flannel suit. "What do you mean that won't
work for you?"
explained, "I'm planning on leaving the office around 9:30 this morning
to go fishing with some friends. You know what they say, 'it isn't the
quantity, but the quality of time that matters.' I won't be spending much
time in the office while I'm working for you, but I assure you the time
I spend will be high quality."
It takes more than "Quality
time" to keep a job, and it takes more than "Quality time"
to raise a family. It takes real time--the combination of quality and quantity.