The Bus Rule

August 13th, 2013 by Adam Doucette

“What happens if you get hit by a bus?”

This question, though macabre, is something of an inside joke between office workers. Ask almost anyone who has worked in an office about “The Bus Rule”, and they will laugh knowingly. “The Bus Rule” can be explained as being short-phrase for ensuring someone else at your work understands your responsibilities and, in the unlikely case that you were to get hit by a bus, this person would be able to handle those responsibilities in your place. Although this morbid and dark analogy is not the most pleasant image to think about, ensuring your work can be continued in your absence (hopefully under less dramatic circumstances) is important to consider.

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