Well, at least they look like something dogs would be proud of wearing around their necks. The employers of today are smarter. They issue dog collars to their employees to show who the master is.
Exactly how a dog owner names his pets with cute names like Bingo, Rocky, Lucky, Puppy, Brandy, Ginger, Taffy, Sam, Samantha, Bear, Maggie, Buddy or Chelsea, the employers also name us…Executive, Senior Executive, Team Leader, Project Leader, Manager etc…and asks us to sport a dog collar around our necks. By the way, did you know that some Democrats, who hate the US President, have named their dogs ‘Bush`, and kick them where it hurts at least once a day?
Coming back to where we were, haven`t we seen hundreds of employees wearing their identity cards around their necks? That`s what I would call a dog collar. After all, it has the address of the owner (address of your company)…and acts like a license.
If you own one, you are no longer the stray dog. You have a job…and you have a home to stay. Just like a domesticated dog.
A dog will wag its tail on seeing its owner, while the employee in us…would do the same on seeing the boss.
Have you ever taken your pet for a walk? There is a very good chance that the stray dogs will bark at your dog and when you are not watching, might even snap at him/her. The same happens in the world of men/women too. If you have a job…and as a result an ID card around your neck….it makes an unemployed very upset. Sometimes, he/she expresses his unhappiness. A friend of mine did.
“Can`t you keep your ID card in your bag? You can take it out when you reach your office?” An unemployed friend asked.
“It is kind of laborious. Taking it out every time I have to use it, that`s why I hang it around my neck,” I said.
“Ever thought of people like us, who don`t have an ID card to show off?” I could see the sorrow in him swell up and reach his eyes and then fall down in the form of tear drops. He was sobbing.
It took me a while to control him, and tell him that these ID cards are not something we are proud of having around our necks. But he would not listen. This had happened a few months back.
A few days back this friend got a job with Hewlett-Packard. And today morning he walks up to me and says: “Hey, now I also have an ID card that I can wear around my neck!”
All I could say was: “Welcome to the kennel!”