A giant ship’s engine broke down and no one could repair it, so they hired a Mechanical #Engineer with over 40 years of experience.
He inspected the engine very carefully, from top to bottom. After seeing everything, the engineer unloaded the bag and pulled out a small hammer.
He knocked something gently. Soon, the engine came to life again. The engine has been fixed!
7 days later the engineer mentioned that the total cost of repairing the giant ship was $10,000 to the ship owner.
“What?!” said the owner.
“You did almost nothing. Give us a detailed bill.”
The answer is simple:
Tap with a hammer: $2
Know where to knock and how much to knock: $9,998
The importance of appreciating one’s expertise and experience…coz those are the results of struggles, experiments and even tears.
If I do a job in 30 minutes it’s because I spent 10 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.