The Horse And The Goat.
There was a farmer who had a few horses and a goat on his farm…
One day, a horse became ill and the farmer called the veterinarian, who said: "Well, your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days. I'll come back on the 3rd day and if he's not better, we're going to have to put him down."
Nearby, the goat listened closely to their conversation.
The next day, they gave the horse its medicine and left.
The goat approached the horse and said: "Be strong, my friend. Get up or else they're going to put you to sleep!"
On the second day, again they gave the horse its medicine and left.
The goat came and said: "Come on buddy, get up or else you're going to die! Come on now, I'll help you get up. Let's go! One, two, three..."
On the third and final day, they came to give the horse its medicine and the vet said: "Unfortunately, we're going to have to put him down tomorrow. Otherwise, the virus might spread and infect the other horses."
After they left, the goat approached the horse and said: "Listen pal, it's now or never! Get up, come on! Have courage! Come on! Get up! Get up! That's it, slowly! Great! Come on, one, two, three... Good, good. Now faster, come on... Fantastic! Run, run more! Yes! Yay! Yes! You did it, you're a champion!!!"
All of a sudden, the owner came back, saw the horse running in the field and began shouting: "It's a miracle! My horse is cured. We must have a grand party."
"We must have a feast... let's cook the goat!"
Moral of the story. Organizations might not know which employee actually deserves the appraisal LEARNING TO LIVE WITHOUT RECOGNITION IS A SKILL! If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional, remember: Amateurs built the Ark which saved all the species and professionals built the Titanic in which all died tragically.