Prepare 3 Envelopes - oldie but goodie



  • A few years ago I was hired to replace a retiring veteran in IT, and on his last day, he handed me 3 envelopes. I asked about these and he told me that when things got crazy and I didnt know what to do, open the first envelope and it would help me out. Then he said that after a while I would run into another bind and for me to open the 2nd envelope for guidance. He then told me that I would no doubt encounter another crisis and for me to open the 3rd envelope when that happened. So a few months down the road a situation came up and I was clueless so I opened the first envelope. It simply said, " Tell them you are still new to the position and it takes time to build your own footprint in this business but you are almost there." I did this and to my amazement it bought me some relief from upper management. A few months later, I again had things go haywire and opened the 2nd envelope. It simply said, " Blame everything on me. Tell them I had gotten soft in my execution and it must be the reason for my retirement." I felt bad to do this but he suggested it so I did and it worked amazingly well. Finally a good bit of time passed and I again ran into a bind and just didnt know what to do and opened the final envelope. I slumped in my chair as it said: "Prepare 3 envelopes."



  • lol that is a good story. Did this really happen to you or is it just a story?



  • Bwahahaha. This reminds me of the Foundation.



  • I think I saw this on SpiceWorks community a couple of years ago and stole it for a rainy day - although it's sunny today! 🙂



  • @Bob-Beatty said:

    I think I saw this on SpiceWorks community a couple of years ago and stole it for a rainy day - although it's sunny today! 🙂

    It's always sunny in Mangoland.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Bob-Beatty said:

    I think I saw this on SpiceWorks community a couple of years ago and stole it for a rainy day - although it's sunny today! 🙂

    It's always sunny in Mangoland.

    Yes it is!! Wish I could spend more time here!



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