Freelancer joke of the month: Consultant on vacation
After a nervous breakdown, a management consultant takes a holiday break in a small fishing village. After an urgent client call, he can no longer sleep and takes a walk to the harbour.
A small boat with a fisherman and magnificent fish docks, and the businessman asks the fisherman: "How long did it take you to catch those?" The fisherman replies "Just a little while".
The consultant asks him why he does not stay out longer to catch more fish. "I have enough to feed my family and to give some fish to my friends", replies the fisherman and continues unloading.
Now, the consultant wants to know what the fisherman does with the rest of his time. "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a long nap together with my wife and walk to the village every evening, where I meet my friends."
"I have worked at Boston Consulting and McKinsey, managed big projects successfully and I can help you. You should spend more time fishing and buy a bigger boat with the extra cash flow. In no time, you can then buy more boats until you own a whole fishing fleet. Then, you start a fish factory and open your corporate headquarters in the big city. After 10 years, you go public and sell your company. Then you can settle down in a cute coastal town, sleep late, fish, play with your kids, take long naps and meet up with your friends in the village in the evening."
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This article was published in the Freelancing.HK-News 08/2021.