If only money could buy common courtesy…
April 22, 2009
Dear members of our board of trustees,
Five thoughts about our relationship
-I know it may feel like it, but I don’t actually report to you. I have a boss, and she has a boss and he reports to you. If you think I should be making a phone call, or wearing a different suit…take it up with one of them.
-Just because you are rich does not mean that you are smart. Sure it may mean that you are smart and that is how you became rich but it may also mean that you married someone rich or came out of the birth canal of someone rich or someone who married someone rich. This wealth does not make you an expert on everything.
-You may be retired with not a care in the world and all the time you want to spend your money but I have a full time job. This means I can not meet you for meetings hours away from work in the middle of the work day and still DO MY JOB.
-Speaking of my job…believe it or not, I might know a little something about it. While I appreciate your helpful suggestions, thoughtful advice and ideas that I will be forced to implement and explain while you sit in your chair and pen a check, how about you give me a little credit and assume I might know something about the work I do?
-You may ask me a lot of questions and I may be forced to give you a lot of answers but my age will not now, nor ever be one of them. I don’t care when you were born, you should not care when I was. Got it?
Sincerely, your humble servant.