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I've done the same over the years and with few exceptions, it has served
me well, the exceptions being in boss-from-Hell situations.
Good luck with your new job John - I hope it works out great for you.
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> I've noticed that //sometimes// it is possible to
> improve the boss, generally by thinking, "What can I do
> that will make the boss look good? What will keep him
> out of trouble?" Other times that won't work--the
> hair is too pointy, or the whole enterprise is doomed
> from above or from outside.
I've followed an approach for the last 8 years or so and has done much
make me and my boss look good.
"Promise 5% more than the boss wants and deliver 5% more than promised."
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