Monday, July 19, 2010

Running Question Challenge- Would you let your boss win a race?


If your boss was running a race with you and you were equally matched would you let him/her win?


The question should be do I kiss my boss's butt or kiss my job away?  First of all, my boss isn't a runner so you'd never catch him at a race anyways.  But I can't let myself off that easy and answer the question that way.

I guess it would depend on the attitude of the boss.  If he/she was an ego maniac who would possibly fire me then I would probably let him/her win. After all, he pays my salary, gives me raises and bonuses.  If the boss was competitive but wanted a fair race and would know if I was slacking, then maybe I'd beat him to the finish.  However,  I know how I am at races that I can push only so much and then I just give in and let the person pass me.  So to finally answer the question, if equally matched, I would let him/her win (and then replay the race in my head where I win.  )  


Happy Running!

13 comments:

Jamoosh said...

What if your boss is a she?

If the race is chip timed I start well behind him/her and then finish on his/her heels. That way he/she crosses the finish line first, but I have a faster chip time. Assuming our abilities are cmomprable, that is.

Johann said...

Mmm...my boss is an ex-iron man and very sporty. I'll run him to pieces if I can. I'd love to tell everyone from work I beat the boss! Having said that, our relationship will allow me to do this in good spirit.

ajh said...

I raced a two person relay with my boss(male) this spring and we were pretty evenly matched. He beat me but I didn't let him! He would have been fine if the results were reversed.

Middle Name Marie said...

I would beat my boss in a race--if he ever raced. I'd be okay with it.

Katie A. said...

Hahaha! I would never let my boss beat me! Jobs will come and go, but my diginity is important! LOL!

The Green Girl said...

May I just take a moment to dream about outrunning anyone?

Mark said...

never!!! not at golf either :)

joyRuN said...

Our nurse manager is pretty useless, so I'd make it a mission to beat her handily in any race.

Our surgeon's pretty cocky about his running, so I'd totally try to kick his ass too ;)

Emz said...

Well being that I AM my boss. YAY for self employment!! YES, I would let my boss win!! :)

DaveC said...

A very big yes, I would beat him into the finish, actually my current boss I would beat even if I ran backwards.

sneakersister.com said...

I'm not at work so all is fair in the land of racing. If I could beat him/her, I would.

Sarah Heinle said...

I think that is a funny question. I don't have a boss so I'd have to dream too.

Jamie said...

Well my manager and I aren't equally matched and she knows I'm faster than her... but if we were equally matched I would probably try to win ;)