Wednesday, October 27, 2010


It happens all the time.  You're sitting around, minding your own business and getting the stuff done at your office that you've been hired to get done.  Then, out of the corner of your eye you see your boss approach your cubicle.  A sinking feeling takes hold.  You know exactly what he's going to do: ask if he can borrow some money.

This kind of thing can go on forever.  You never get paid back, you're hemorrhaging income and your stress level is through the roof, unless, that is, you put a stop to it.  Here's what you should do:

-The next time your boss approaches you for money ask him how much he wants and then hand him the exact amount in small coinage (pennies, nickels and dimes.)  YES, SMALL COIN CHANGE!  When you hand over $50 in small coin in an old apple cider jug, your boss isn't going to know what to do.  First off, he has to stand through the painful process of watching you count out the amount.  Second, he's going to take a shameful walk down down the hall with a jug of change in his arms ..attracting all sorts of attention.  Third, he's going to have to figure out if he has time to run to a bank to get it counted ..or to run to a supermarket Coinstar machine.  What a hassle!  He'll think twice before asking you for money the next time.  Sure, your boss will probably turn to someone else to victimize, but at least your bank account isn't taking a hit.  And your high stress level? ..A thing of the past!


1 comment:

Robin Banks said...

Keep the change, Daniels!!