Sunday, April 10, 2011
Is there a Fair Deal?
The 30,000 Horse Power MAN Engine of a Hong Kong Registered 480,000 Ton bulk Carrier Vessel was failed. The ship owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure out how to fix the engine. They tried to bring in an old man who has been fixing ships since he was a young kid. He carried a large tool bag, the immediately went tot work, he Scrutinized the engine room, listening to any abnormal noise from the Sick Engine. From Top to bottom. Front to back. The two ship owners and the captain were there watching this man, Hoping he could know what to do .. as a bulk carrier of this size would cost likely one million of dollar a day to the ship owners of the ship is unable to be operated. After a while the old man reached into his tool bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped some thing, instantly the engine lunched into life. He careful put his hammer way, The Engine was fixed!! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for 12,000 dollars. “ WHAT!? The Owners exclaimed” He hardly did anything!? So he wrote the old man a note saying “ Pleas send us an itemized Bill” The man senf a bill that read” Tapping with a hammer $1.00 Knowing where to tap $11,999.00 The Moral of this article is: Sometimes, Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference! Further more many Management leader and head of department does not buy the valuable experience of an old staff, when he is getting old means that he is experienced, he has gone through al these stormy waters……But the owners would think of a dirty way to eliminate the experienced people or not trying to retain them… some of the bosses would think they are old and can be treated with less rewards. It Would likely happen in very small short-vision companies… but who know People’s heart are made of tough muscles.… but if once he is being treated with unfairness.. Who will still try to contribute?…But one management Gurus told me…. There is never a fair deal. I don't beleive that… All we have to do is to either accept it… look for a better job, or pay less effort…. But I Advise you,, try doing even harder! That works….HK Snob