What My Boss Did All Day

older man and younger man in meetingSome things never change … and shouldn’t.

By Ed Mendlowitz
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On an early job I had – in a time long, long ago with no computers, smartphones, copiers or electronic adding machines – I used to go to a client in the morning, write up their books, prepare a financial statement, drop it off at the office at end of the day and then go home.

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The secretary typed the report in the morning. I often wondered what my boss Mr. Ruben did, and whether there have been any changes in that in the half-century since I started.