The network

My boss is weird. He doesn’t like playing social media very much. As first, I thought it might just because he didn’t know how to use smart phone.

“How do you know what’s happening around the world?” He said.

“Everyone shares news on twitter, Facebook or IG. Technology makes information exchange faster.” I said and kept typing my email.

“So, if there’s no network, there’s nothing.” He said.

Then, I stopped typing.

“We can only source information from one single way, that’s wired.” He kept saying.

“But network is so important now. People are all talking about 5G.” I insisted.

“You source information or you are spoon-fed?” He asked.

I know. I know what he said.

He is absolutely a weird boss.

What did I sell to them?

“Don’t believe what a businessman says as well as a politician.” My boss was standing next to my working desk, holding his cup of espresso and commenting on the recent news of Mr. President.

“You’re a businessman but you’re my boss. And I believe what my boss says.” I smiled and replied.

“Businessmen and politicians are just buying what they want from the poor and benefiting the rich.”

“Then, what did the poor sell to them?” I asked.

“You’ve sold something to them but you don’t know what you’ve sold, do you?” He asked.

“Information and privacy?” I guessed.

“When the rich make war, it’s the poor that die.” He said but he didn’t answer me straight.

“Patriotism?” I guessed again.

He smiled at me and drank his cup of coffee.

What a strange boss.

Facts or emotions?

“Are you still angry about the news?” My boss asked me.

It was a peaceful morning and I was having my simple breakfast in the office. I did greet my boss when I was back to office. However, I didn’t give him a sunny smile as usual.

“You know what I am thinking.” I did believe that he was asking the question which he had known the answer already.

He smiled and he said, “let ask yourself, what make you angry? The news, the people or the social media?”

“Who is controlling your emotions? Yourself or something else?” He kept asking me.

I looked at him and remained silent.

“I believe you know the answer now.” He concluded and then he drank his cup of black coffee.

People don’t share facts, they share emotions.

And I know that black coffee is bitter.

The two sides

It was a terrible morning and I was reading the news in my office about the trade war talks between China and the US, the impeachment about Mr. President and the unrested protest in Hong Kong.

The conclusion about all these news would be: the growth of the economy is slowing down.

“There are usually two sides to every story. The economic environment is getting worse, and the government just tried to make up some reasons.” said my Boss. And he was just having his cup of black coffee and expressed his indifference about all these news.

“But the protests in Hong Kong is nothing about economy, it’s a political issue!” I totally disagreed with his view of point and I was quite worried about my friends in Hong Kong.

“Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar. Go as far as you can to see. When you get there, you’ll see further.” He replied.

“Why you always think that everything is about money?” I asked and I always doubted him about it.

“You’re too young to understand. Money is the root of all evil.” He answered and he went out of his office.

Unhappy news, evil money, my “apathetic” boss. What a terrible morning.

Does anyone know the recession is coming?

Here is the story of me and my boss.

I work in a strange company that my boss suggests stopping facebook and Instagram sharing of your daily life. At first, It’s hard for me as I used to share my life in social media. However, the more time I work for him, the more I know for his rigorous control.

Anyway, working for him is lovely.

‘Knock-Knock’

‘Come in’

I come to office at 9 a.m. but my boss will always be earlier than me.

‘Please tell me your instincts, will you believe the recession is coming?’

‘Pardon me?’ He always asks unusual questions, but he not always ask them in the early of the morning.

‘Tell me, who will be the last one to realise the recession?’

‘It must be the working class, like me.’

He let out a belly-laugh.

‘Why rich people don’t let them know when recession is coming? They have families as well.’ I want to express my feeling about riches always forget the poor.

‘You should ask, why government doesn’t want to let them know.’

Sometimes he asks me powerful questions that makes me blank.

‘Recession, when you see it, it will be too late. We should say ‘thank you’ to the poor because they always pay the costs for our society.’

Yes, it’s sad but true.