Coworker: (n) a fellow worker; colleague
Do you like funny statements?
I often find myself giggling over ideas that are presented as truthful, or at least positive, which have no basis in reality whatsoever.
One that really tickles my funny bone is the notion that someone is “in charge.”
Helpless we arrive, dear friends, and helpless we live—and in between we do our best with what we’ve got.
So if you’re at a job somewhere and everyone’s jockeying to be the big boss, you might want to calm down and realize there are only two advantages in being the big boss. They are:
1. More money
2. More blame.
Wait—I guess that second one is not an advantage.
Because as long as you’re a co-worker, you can share the money with everyone else and also share the blame. But when you become the boss, the reason they give you extra dollars—if they do—is to prepare you for the realization that if things go badly, you are the one who will be holding the bag.
Life would be so much better if we stopped trying to boss each other around or act like we’re the boss of politics, or the boss of God, the boss of our families or the boss of our jobs.
The best bosses in the world act like coworkers.
Matter of fact, when you get right down to it, that is the message of the New Testament from the Bible. God got tired of being the boss and getting all the blame, so He came down to Earth as Jesus, to be a coworker with us, so we could share in the profits, but also evenly distribute the responsibility.