Skip to content

Business and work

16 Comments on Business and work

(woman on ledge of a high building) I have 173,000 unread emails. You tell me what I have to live for.

(boss to employee) I like you, Lenahan. I see in you things I see in myself... in particular, a spiritual quality that recognizes there must be more to human existence than the single-minded accumulation of obscene amounts of wealth at all costs. Which is why I've called you here today: to impress on you the absolute importance of ensuring that spiritual quality never, in any way, shape or form, finds voice in this company.

(epitaph) Here lies James R. Kipplenorten, 1942-2008. He enhanced shareholder value

(man on toilet with phone cradled under shoulder, working on laptop) Define 'workaholic.'

Like the cartoon?
You’ll love the mug from
the Noise to Signal store!

Workaholic's travel mug mug

(late at night, one worker to colleagues) Look, everyone! The RFP fairy is here to finish our proposal!

(one person to a colleague, while a lion-tamer cracks a whip over their heads) I may be dating myself, but I can remember when this wasn't part of the RFP process.

(two people looking at glorious sunset) I look at this, and it fills me with hope that there's some way to monetize it.

(A circle of people surrounds a dead body. One person gives instructions to each member of the team for disposing of the corpse, who turns out to be a facilitator...) ...who, ironically, has apparently just led the most successful team-building exercise in our company's history.

(one caveperson, holding a wheel she has just chiseled, to another) For the last time, NO, I do NOT know what the ROI is on it!

(facilitator to group member) We're brainstorming here, and there are no dumb ideas. But if we WEREN'T brainstorming, that would have been a really, REALLY dumb idea.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.