Thursday, April 02, 2009

You make the call

Do I try to be the nice guy or not?

Scenario: Co-worker has ticket to Opening Day next Friday. I don't have a ticket but I do have the day off. He has to work because he did not get his request in before me. Other people are out of the office for other reasons and he would be the only body in the department.

Question: Do I offer to work so he can go tailgate and enjoy the entire game? I would be able to leave work and meet up with friends by 3:30, 4 at the latest. He gets to go cut loose and have a good time. There has got to be major goodwill points won here not just from him but my boss too.

So, do I be the nice guy and offer to work so he can have the day off?

2 comments:

KenP said...

I think you'd already figured it out before you asked.

pokerpeaker said...

Do you like the guy? If he's a pretty cool guy I think I say yes, go ahead and work. If he's kind of a prick but you think working for him will really help you, i.e. he can give you something in return (and if he has a hot sister or his wife has hot friends), then yes, work.

If he's a prick or annoying and you think the brownie points will be marginal at best, then no.