I once hired a cocky young warehouseman at a pay
rate of $11 per hour. He progressed through the ranks and, with a
year’s experience under his belt, asked to assist in the
supervision of the Insurance Department. My obvious response was
that cleaning rental equipment and shipping cast molds and braces
hardly qualified as training to supervise a 20-person Insurance
Department. A similar response to the third and fourth request sent
him reeling, his tail tucked between his legs.