- Do not make extra work for yourself
- A dubious friend may be an enemy in camouflage
- A soft voice may be awfully persuasive
- All your hard work will soon pay off
- Believe in yourself and others will, too
- Courtesy is contagious
I could go on like that all day. But I mentioned this only because it came to mind as I read a news item this afternoon about the executive producer of "The Late Show With David Letterman," Rob Burnett, defending his production company's treatment of women. He was responding to a letter from the National Organization of Women which alleged in part that Letterman's actions had created a "toxic environment." Here are a two excerpts from Burnett's own response letter. Why does the same "fortune cookie" trick work so well on these, too?
- "And, as an employee of David Letterman's since 1985, I have personally found the work environment on his shows to be fair, professional and entirely merit-based at all times."
- "Since that time, our human resources department has consulted every member of the 'Late Show' staff, and not a single complaint has been raised or filed."