Softman and the Manager

The softman strikes again!
He's lying on his chair, half dead, fully depressed. His half yearly feedback is out and all his tactics have paid no returns. All those days of reassigning tasks at the last moments, all those nights of kissing the manager's ass, nothing came to his rescue.

Is he going to give up? What else has the softman got up his sleeve? After all, playing normal tricks is just meeting expectations in his mental feedback, doing something extraordinary and so quiet that the next person doesn't know the carpet is being pulled off from underneath him is what softman needs to do in times of such dire crisis. That's how he can exceed expectations.

Suddenly, his manager calls him into the office for a feedback discussion. Softman's brain is working at the speed of his best friend, the stupid computer he works on everyday.
He goes in

Manager: "Good Morning S.M, take you seat, How's work going on these days?"

SM: "Awesome GK, I have taken an initiative to make the task tracker better. That is taking up some of my productive hours but no worries, I'm quite good at managing both" (Lol! God knows I haven't even tried to write 10 lines of code for that )

Manager: Have you gone through your feedback?

SM: Yes I have

Manager: What do you think? Is it fair enough?

SM: According to me blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

This goes on for one hour......

Finally the Manager, snapping out of his mid morning siesta, interrupts him.

 Manager: I think all these things that you have mentioned are all taken into account while giving feedback.  
                Please perform better in the next cycle you'll get better ratings. You can please leave. Thank you

Our Softman is tongue-tied. He doesn't know what to say. He just walks out dazedly. It is just not his day!!

Meanwhile inside the Manager's office.

He has a wicked smile on his face which seems to say "Been there done that!"

Lets not forget, the manager himself was a softman once... :)

Read more about Softman here: Chronicles of Softman


  1. Oooh does soft man read your blog!!

  2. Hahahaha...super loose..i loved this post...we are such loser softmen..

  3. Ha ha. Every holy man goes through a devils trap :P

  4. @Purba- Meet me, I also am a wannabe

    @Sheela- lol

    @Lakshmi- I know..thnx for visiting :)

  5. Soft man rules - he is the hero of corporate world!! very true, thanks for sharing :)

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  7. The chronicles of Softman part 2 ... continuation of a corporate kick-ass hero :)


    Wonder what if he & Mahajan-Man team up ?

  8. @Disgruntled will be one corpo-political mishap! :P


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