Earlier this year, I was working an event. At one point, I stopped to talk with my supervisor and the head of the company.
“Josh has been the MVP for the weekend,” my supervisor said. “Well…either Josh or this other guy.” She pointed to one of the other employees who had been assigned a different role for the event.
“Uh-oh,” the head of the company said. “Are we going to have to have a battle-royale to see who the MVP is?”
“No,” I said. “He doesn’t do what I do and I don’t do what he does. Comparing us is like comparing apples and oranges.”
The head of the company looked confused. I went back to work.
I worked for a man once who told me, “Do what you do the way that you do it. Otherwise, you’re no good to me.”