For those of us who have ever worked for anyone anywhere - - this little mantra is too true! I first saw it back in the 1960's and it has been in my head ever since. I have, from time to time, put it to paper and hung it near my desk at various jobs. Only one boss objected and demanded that I take it down. So I took it down - and kept it readily available to show to anyone nearby when he was not in the office. I felt it was my duty to share it with anyone I could - especially because he objected!
I'm not allowed to drive the train,
the whistle I can't blow
I'm not the one who designates
how far the train may go
I'm not allowed to blow off steam,
or even ring the bell
But let that damn train jump the tracks
and see who catches hell!