When you take a long time on a project, you’re slow.
When your boss takes a long time on a project, she/he’s thorough.
When you don’t do it, you’re lazy.
When your boss doesn’t do it, she/he’s too busy.
When you make a mistake, you’re an idiot.
When your boss makes a mistake, she/he’s only human.
When doing something without being told, you’re overstepping your authority.
When your boss does the same thing, that’s initiative.
When you take a stand, you’re being bull-headed.
When your boss does it, she/he’s being firm.
When you overlook a rule of etiquette, you’re being rude.
When your boss skips a few rules, she/he’s being original.
When you try to please your boss, you’re being sycophantic.
When your boss pleases his/her boss, she/he’s being cooperative.
When you’re out of the office, you’re wandering around.
When your boss is out of the office, she/he’s on business.
When you have one too many drinks at a social, you’re a drunk.
When your boss does the same, she/he appreciates fine wine.
When you’re a day off sick, you’re always sick.
When your boss is a day off sick, she/he must be very ill.
When you apply for leave, you must be going for an interview.
When your boss applies for leave, it’s because she/he’s overworked.