“Can’t Work in the Dark”

Mortgage and Lending with Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 NMLS # 6869

“Can’t Work in the Dark”


One of the two underwriters brought back into the office lifted her head. "They've been working us like dogs for six months. I know how to get some time off work," the woman whispered.

"How?" asked the second underwriter.

Instead of answering, the woman quickly looked around. No sign of her manager. She jumped up on her desk, kicked out a couple of ceiling tiles and hoisted herself up. "Look!" she whispered, then swinging her legs over a metal pipe, hung upside down.

Within seconds, the manager emerged from the lunchroom at the far end of the floor. He saw the worker hanging from the ceiling, and asked her what on earth she thought she was doing.

"I'm a light bulb," answered the underwriter.

"I think you need some time off," barked the manager. "Get out of here - that's an order - and I don't want to see you back here for at least another two days! You understand me?"

"Yes, sir", the underwriter answered meekly, then jumped down, logged off her computer and left.

The second underwriter was hot on her heels.

"Where do you think you're going?" the boss asked.

"Home," he said lightly. "I can't work in the dark."



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Joe Petrowsky, NMLS #6869

Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS #2709

110 Main St.

Manchester, Ct. 06042

Office: 860 647-7701 x116

Fax: 860 647-8940

Cell: 860 836-9294

Email: joe@righttracfg.com



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Comments (7)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thanks, Joe, for the giggle with which to start off my day. Happy Wednesday to you.

Jun 16, 2021 04:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joe. Now that is one for the ages. Very cute and funny. Enjoy your day.

Jun 16, 2021 05:03 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net


I will have to remmember this stratagy, thanks for the post.  Enjoy your Wednesday.  Bill Salvatore 

Jun 16, 2021 05:14 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That was clever.  Now If only I can remember it for use some day

Jun 16, 2021 05:41 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Just like Realtors, Mortgage industry had been working like dogs for a while especially with all the refinance boom due to low rates

Jun 16, 2021 06:25 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Top of the morning Joe,  I was hoping for a joke to log off with.  You did not disappoint.  Mark

Jun 16, 2021 07:19 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Joe - that is so funny.  I doubt that it workded the second time.

Jun 18, 2021 03:05 AM