Hungry Machine

The owner of a tech company comes down on his team in comparison to a competitor who outworks them.

CALVIN: This guy doesn’t quit!  He’s like a wound up hungry machine that doesn’t seem to have a turn off switch.  What motivates him?  What is this all about for him?  This fireball that seems to burn up everything around it and grow stronger by the day…I want him brought in here.  I want him examined.  I want to know what makes him tick.  I want this team to learn from him, learn why he does what he does.

Do you realize that he alone outworks the seven of you?  Has that crossed any of your minds yet?  I pay each of you a pretty nice salary and this guy, he outperforms you all combined for not even a fraction of what you make.  Why?  Aren’t any of you angry at yourselves?

I’m angry because it makes me wonder why I’ve hired the lot of you.  I want him invited to come here and I am prepared to make him an offer.  I’d like to see if he’ll join us.

Joseph Arnone

Joseph Arnone is a filmmaker and founder of Monologue Blogger.

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