Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Vampires are Real
There are people in this world who will suck you dry. And then get mad at you when the blood runs out.
And the problem is if you're an employer, you will eventually hire a vampire. They won't look on your business and their job as an opportunity to work and be productive; they will look on your business and their job as a giant "teat" on which to latch themselves.
And the longer you pay them, the less they'll do, and the more harm they'll cause, to cash flow, morale, and the business system.
And the great irony is that every single time ... every single time ... when you try to correct this behavior or eventually put an end to it, the vampire will tell you, with exquisite confidence and smug self-righteousness that it was ALL YOUR FAULT.
Then they will suck off the government teat for as long as they can. They will drain every penny from unemployment and COBRA and if you run into them months or years later, they will tell you how happy they are now that they have moved on with their lives and you are no longer a source of negativity for them.
These people are also generally substance abusers, I've noticed. They can be very charming and pleasant, and if you hire them to do sales, just realize that the only selling they'll ever do for you is the selling it takes to land the job.
Vampires are real.