Recession Boss

Office productivity during lean times



Your boss before the recession:  “Nice job!”
Recession Boss - cat pats duck on head

Your boss during the recession:  “Please put more effort into your work!”


Your boss after the Quarterly Report:  “I said, 'More effort!' ”


“The beatings will continue until morale improves!”



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Happiness is an inside job. - William A Ward

The first thing the secretary types is the boss. - Donald Trump

The beatings will continue until morale improves. - Unknown

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due. - William R Inge

No man goes before his time ... unless the boss leaves early. - Groucho Marx

Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back. - Steven Wright

Don't use your energy to worry. Use your energy to believe. - Unknown

Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you. - Dolly Parton

His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office hours. - Arthur Baer

Don't worry about your heart. It will last as long as you live. - WC Fields

When the situation is hopeless, there's nothing to worry about. - Edward Abbey

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. - Louis D. Brandeis

The boss says, 'Go', the leader says 'Let's go!' - Harry Gordon Selfridge

Stress is an important dragon to slay - or at least tame - in your life. - Marilu Henner

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. - Natalie Goldberg

The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me. - Howard Nemerov

The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves. - Joseph Campbell

Show me a good loser and I'll show you a man playing golf with his boss. - Unknown

A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office. - Francis O'Walsh

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart. - Alice Walker

If you love your job and the people you are working with, you never have to go to work. - Chris Johnson

I had the most boring office job in the world - I used to clean the windows on envelopes. - Rita Rudner

I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself. That is the best combination. - Judi Dench

A lot of people feel very good about Mitt Romney and I think he's going to do a great job. - Donald Trump

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. - Charles M. Schulz

Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so. - Robert Frost

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little. - Mark Twain

Lord, if it's not your will, let it slip through my grasp. And give me the peace not to worry about it. - Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

I used to work at the unemployment office. I hated it because when they fired me, I had to show up at work anyway. - Wally Wang

Teach your daughter to worry less about fitting into the glass slippers and more about shattering the glass ceilings. - Unknown

The Brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up and does not stop until you get into the office. - Robert Frost

You can always tell a real friend: when you make a fool of yourself, he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. - Laurence Peter

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right. - Jack Nicholson

I'd rather work with someone who's good at their job but doesn't like me, than someone who likes me but is a ninny. - Sam Donaldson

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller

You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it. - Lucinda Basset

Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity. - Robin S Sharma

There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. - Johnny Unitas

To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. - Unknown

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep. - Dale Carnegie


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04-Dec-2020