An executive is best defined as a person who has senior managerial responsibility in a business organization. An executive decides what has to be done, tells someone to do it, listens to reasons why it should not be done, why it should be done by someone else, or why it should be done in a different way, follows up to see if the thing has been done, discovers that it has not, inquires as to why, listens to excuses from the person who should have done it, follows up again to see if it has been done only to discover that it has been done incorrectly, points out how it should have been done, concludes that as long as it has been done, it may as well be left as it is, wonders why it is not time to get rid of a person who cannot do a thing right, reflects that any successor would be just as bad and maybe worse, considers how much simpler and better the thing would have been done if done by one’s self in the first place, reflects sadly that one could have done it right in about 20 minutes, and, as things turned out, one had to spend 2 days to find out why it took 2 weeks for someone else to do it wrong. Now after writing this I think I’ll apply for a part-time job helping write Dilbert comic strips in the paper.
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