Mannarai chernthozhukal-70th chapter of Thirukural-
(being with the king/boss)
(THiruvalluvar says you should not either be near nor far away from the boss and he should mot long things which the boss pines for.)
1.Akalaathu , aNukathu theekaivar polka,
1.Without going far away, without out going near,
They would move with king at war like they are before the fire place.
2.Mannar vizhaya vizhayaamai mannaraan ,
Manniya aakkam tharum.
2.People should not wish for things that king/boss pines for ,
And this would give them permanent prosperity.
3.Pothin ariyanau poththal kaduthapin,
Theththuthal yaarkkum arithu.
3.Since it is difficult to pacify an angry king/boss,
Those with him should not commit inexcusable mistakes.
4.Chevi chollum cherntha nagayum avinthozhukal,
4When you are with bigger people like the king/boss,
Avoid murmuring in ears to friends and combined smile.
5.Yepporulum oraar thodaraar maththa porulai,
Vittakkal ketka marai.
5.When king/boss talks a secret , concentrated over hearing ,
Or following him and asking is not done but his assistants have to wait till he tells them.
6.Kuripparinthu kalam karuthi veruppila,
Vendhpa vetpa cholal
6.Noticing his mood , seeing for the proper time, tell,
Those words he like . which would do him good.
7.Vetpana cholli vinayil yenjjandrum ,
Ketpinum cholla vidal .
7.Those persons should tell the king/boss those useful words,
Which he likes to hear, even without his asking.
8.Yilayar yila murayar yendikazhaar nindra ,
8.A person should move with king /boss in a proper manner ,
Without berating them thinking they are younger to me and they are of this type.
9.Kola pattom yendrenni kollatha cheyyar ,
9.Those wise people without confusion thinking that,
“We have been accepted” would not do acts that he does not like .
10.Pazhayam yena karuthi panpalla cheyyum,
Kezhuthagaimai kedu tharum,
10.Those who do unsuitable acts thinking they are old friends,
Of the king/boss, Would bring him bad results.