Vegetables and Employees

An employee is one who works for somebody or organisation. Hard work, patience, perseverance, learning devotion, loyalty etc are considered attributes of an ideal employee. There are hardworking employees as well as hardly working employees.

Based on certain attributes, organisations classify their employees in many ways. I’m sure, you must have come across the following types of employees:
Risk taker
Team player
Timezone hopper
Social butterfly
Trouble shooter
Gossip monger
Ghost worker
24/7 employee
PDA couple
…..and so on.

But here I’m going to discuss a different type of classification based on vegetables in the kitchen. There may be more, but here four types have been included

1. Hardworking employee
He is like the bay leaf.
While preparing a vegetable, it’s put first and stays throughout with the vegetable. But… while serving and eating the same vegetable, it’s first pulled out and thrown away.

2. Successful employee
He is like green coriander.
It doesn’t know what is being made, but when the vegetable is finally cooked, it’s added at the time of serving. And…. then all the credit for the taste of the vegetable is given to it.

3. Smart employee.
He is like asafoetida.
Just a pinch is added for the name’s sake, but leaves a deep aroma in the taste. In the end… it gets good ratings and accolades.

4. Contract employee.
He is like ginger.
It’s initially crushed and thrashed for a better taste, and… when the taste comes in the tea (organization), it’s filtered and removed from the tea.

I’m trying to find more such spicy linkages to share in future…

–Kaushal Kishore



  1. Undoubtedly, your blogs are fabulous and very very very interesting. Keep posting, Kaushal ji. Loved this one. โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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    1. I’m overwhelmed with your generous words, Aparna ji. I feel humbled and honoured. Thanks so much ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–


  2. Thank you, Kaushal, for such a brilliant idea for the weekend.
    As I grow many vegetables and fruits in my organic garden, anything about them is interesting! Say, Bay leaf, its aroma when freshly picked up is beyond description and a must with almost everything I am cooking.


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    1. You’re right, Joanna, bay leaf is an important ingredient for cooking. We too frequently use it. While posting it, I knew that you would like this idea, as you are so fond of your own fruits and vegetables. Thank you!


  3. Great post, KK! I’m going on record here by stating that I have worked with my share of employees who ARE vegetables as in the “do nothing couch potato”, the “cliquey pea in a pod” or the occasional “crybaby onion”! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Keep sharing your wonderful thoughts with us and have a great weekend! ๐Ÿฅฆ ๐ŸŒถ ๐Ÿฅ• ๐ŸŒฝ

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    1. My goodness, you have better classification of employees, so apt and appropriate! Such types are available everywhere. I can relate very much. Thank you, Nancy for sharing your wonderful experience โ˜บ๏ธ ๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒฝ

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    1. You’re right, finance is the backbone of any country. What I heard is that steps like tax cuts to be funded by borrowings etc have caused market turmoil. Let’s see how Liz and new Chancellor tackle it.


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