“No way, Chris, I let my work speak for itself, I work hard, play fair and I’ll get ahead”
According to research, managing what your boss thinks of you and continuing to make a good impression is more important than hard work.
A$$ kissing is known to be effective, even when the boss knows it’s insincere.
Results in a reduction of workplace stress, improving happiness, as well as physical health.
If it’s your thing: make your boss look good, keep them happy, have them like you, it may help during performance reviews.
On a comical note, a classic scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation:
Clark Griswold’s Boss: “Don’t forget that report, Bill”
Clark Griswold: “Yes, sir”
<as the corporate executives walk out>
Clark Griswold: “Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, kiss my a$$, kiss his a$$, kiss your a$$, Happy Hanukkah.”