A man starts work as financial controller at a big company.
It’s a good job. The pay is good, his boss (the Finance Director) likes him and the people who work for him do their jobs well.
A few years later, it’s time for the FD to retire. The financial controller applies for the FD’s job, and gets it. He’s very happy.
At the old FD’s retirement party, the financial controller asks his old boss if he has any advice for him in his new role. The old FD says “I thought you’d ask me that. Take these two envelopes. If ever the excrement hits the fan and the walls come down, open the first envelope. It will tell you what to do. If after that, something else happens, well then you open the second envelope.” Continue reading