When I take a long time - I am slow.

When my boss takes a long time - he is thorough.

When I don't do it - I'm lazy.

When my boss doesn't do it - he is too busy.

When I do something without being told - I'm over-stepping my boundaries.

When my boss does the same thing - that is initiative.

When I take a stand - I'm bullheaded.

When my boss does it - he is being firm.

When I overlook a rule of etiquette - I am rude.

When my boss slips a few rules - he is being original.

When I please my boss - I am apple polishing.

When my boss pleases his boss - he is co-operating.

When I get ahead - I get the breaks.

When my boss gets ahead - that's hard work.