A SPLENDIDLY BUILT BRIDGE, A HERITAGE OF UNKNOWN AGES, STILL SPANS THE BEAUTIFUL AND WILDLY PRIMITIVE STREAM.
I got this answer from the oracle when asking for a description of how my boss relates to his assistant in the office.
There are only the three of us, the boss/owner, the assistant and myself. They have worked together for 20 years, I have been there for 15 months.
She has worked many years for him, but he does not seem to notice that she is always late or absent, or leaving early for some reason or other and that many work deadlines get missed and pile up, which has been going on for years. She can do whatever she likes and get away with it, she is also highly paid whether she is there or not, or does any work or not.
He must owe her from a previous lifetime? Nobody else on earth would employ this assistant!!!
The state of the office was completely neglected and a complete mess for years and years before I came. Nothing had been thrown away or put away, or organised for a very, very long time - well actually NEVER. A disaster area of the assitant's creation. If you wanted a particular form or something, you might find it in a pile on the floor somewhere.
I am a Virgo - in the space of working there a few weeks I had put all of the office straight and thrown away years of rubbish and old files, reorganised the office space and got the boss to order some new filing cabinets for the surplus files.
All the previous staff doing my job have left after only a short time, some of them very suddenly without notice - which was how I ended up getting the job when the other person did exactly that.
If the assistant is the stream, wild and primitive (certainly not responsible and effectual) this would describe her very well. However she is far from beautiful as a person who has no work conscience or ethic and is lazy. Her waters do not run pure and clear at all.
The boss and the business he runs represents the bridge of splendid heritage. He is oblivious of the stream, I think because he has looked over it for so long.