I Found My Heroes Ability!

I just realized that I have developed some kind of superpower ability. And it really works. So far I have tested it three times.

Let me clarify that my super power won’t be able to save any cheerleaders.

Some background before I begin. I have been working at my company for almost eight years now.

In this period of time, I have seen almost a hundred people coming and going out my office door. So many people have joined the company and so many have left.

I’ve lost track of the farewell lunches and dinners that I have paid for.

My Heroes Ability is being able to guess with uncanny accuracy that someone is going to resign.

Just the other month, I was predicting to my team lead that a colleague from another team might resign. A few weeks later, she really did.

Two weeks ago I predicted that another colleague was close to resigning. Yesterday we got the bad news.

See? This is a curse, I tell you.

Okay, I admit that it’s not really a heroes ability. It just some signs that I observe:

  1. Stepping outside to answer phone calls
  2. Stepping outside to answer phone calls with notepad and pen
  3. A sudden uncharacteristic burst of emergency leave and MC
  4. Reducing social contact with the rest of us
  5. Reduced commitment to future projects
  6. Saying words like “if I’m still there”
  7. Catch them browsing JobStreet (ok, this one is a bit obvious)
  8. Coming to work and leaving on time

Do you have this ability too?

What other abilities do you have?

Photo: Piotr Bizior

9 thoughts on “I Found My Heroes Ability!”

  1. Wow!!! You really got the superpower. Thanks for sharing. I have gone through the same steps when I quit my previous job. Now, we all can be heroes too… hehehe

    Adino: It’s quite obvious once you know what to watch out for!

  2. Hmm… did you tell them that they were going to lose their jobs?

    Adino: No no no…. I can only tell that they are quitting. I can’t tell if they are going to be fired.

  3. Hahaha… then I must do all these things in secret so as not to be detected by adino’s superpower!

    Adino: Seems like I’m very busy body

    πŸ˜›

  4. luckily i am not working in yr company…i wouldnt like to b fired πŸ™‚

    Adino: No la, I won’t fire you since you’ll be leaving anyway

    πŸ™‚

  5. Very insightful bro.. very insightful!
    The list somehow does not apply to my ex-colleague who does –
    – close the door to answer phone calls
    – is often on emergency leave and MC
    – does not have much social contact with the rest of us
    – skip plenty of projects by stating that he is going to holiday saying words like ?EURoeif I?EUR(TM)m still here?EUR?
    – often browsing some website
    – Coming to work late and leaving on 10 min before time

    And he has been there for 8 years! like this!
    You figure…
    I suppose I should write a post on this!

    Adino: Hmmm… perhaps he’s always going for interviews but no one else wants to hire him?

  6. I can only detect what my husband will say/do next, or what are my daughter is trying to express in her baby words, is it some kind of superpower too? : )

    Adino: Yes, it is!

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