Doodle Card #391 – Family Always Comes First


Family always comes first.


If you are in the position of managing people in a workplace, one of the things you should never do is to disrespect a family member of your people.

My ex-boss, who never wrote my last name correctly for seven and half years (see Doodle Card No. 389 for detail), did that to me. His rudeness left me speechless, and even after I quit the job, I still have a difficulty with forgiving him.

People can bear an insult toward themselves. But if an insult goes to their family, people have zero tolerance. Once the damage is done, you’re finished. “Family Always Comes First”—this concept means a lot if you want your people to fully engage in their job.