An Irish company in County Cork was having problems with its employees, and as so often happens, the union intervened, and the labour negotiations began.
One morning at the bargaining table, the company’s chief negotiator held up a copy of the morning edition of the local newspaper.
“This man,” he announced, “Called in sick yesterday!”
There on the sports page, was a photo of the supposedly ill employee, who had just won a local golf tournament with an excellent score.
The silence in the room was broken by a union negotiator. “Jaysus,” he said. “Think of the score he could have had if he hadn’t been sick!”
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