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Change Management: Here There,,,'We thought we'd put in the detail later,'
"Tom, mentoring is more than encouraging people to be just like you."
'This really is an innovative approach, but I'm afraid we can't consider it. It's never been done before.'
'Implementing these changes won't be easy. We're pretty set in doing things the wrong way.'
'My policy is to stay in close contact with my employees . . . figuratively speaking.'
Boss: 'Speak up Smythe, I know you've got an opinion, I told you what it was in my email this morning!'
'Getting here on time every morning, and never have a day off sick, just isn't good enough Moulding! How are you ever going to get through all the stuff I keep piling on top of you if you don't work through your lunch-break as well?'
'Smith, when I asked you to 'begin the tender process'...'
'Right we need an urgent response to our productivity problems...'
'John this is where you should declare your undying love and tell Miriam she's the wind beneath your wings...'
'Jenkins, I asked you for some feedBACK... ah what the heck, it's almost lunch...'
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'Even though you're the client, it's my duty to tell you you're wrong. . . Ok then. Speak slowly so I can write down your every whim.'
'He's worried that the 20% that changes is the only 20% he knows!'
Like many of those in tribicles, Mitch dreamed of one day moving up to the real deal.
'We're looking for managers that demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence. Here, please try on this mood ring.'
'In five year's time?... I see myself on that side of the desk telling you it's a great shame, thanks for all your hard work, but I'm going to have to let you go!'
'And from what we've been able to determine, this is the tweak that broke the paradigm's back.'
'Who vetted that leader?'
'Why me...why me have I suffered enough? Can't I just be left alone!'
'Ok team.. let#s review: When the arrow goes down it mean...'
'Who says we vote ourselves a huge pay rise, then spend the rest of the AGM practicing our humble expressions?'
"Actually, Tommy, we're just about full-blooded management, except for your grandfather on your mom's side, who was one-quarter labor."
Tags:class difference, class differences, working class, working classes, middle class, middle classes, blue collar, blue collar worker, blue collar workers, white collar, white collar worker, silver spoon, silver spoons, manager, managers, management, born manager, born managers, calling, pedigree, pedigrees, family history, family histories, family tree, family trees, family business, family businesses, dad, dads, father, fathers, son, sons, heritage
"So that's the back of his head!"
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"Weltschmerz? Is that like the flu?"
Tags:weltschmerz, depressed, depression, depressive, depressives, mental health, mental health issue, mental health issues, mental health disorder, mental health disorders, office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, insensitive, insensitivity, executive, executives, business executive, business executive, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, author, authors, german author, german authors, stress, stressed out, stressful, stressing, misdiagnose, misdiagnosis, assume, assumption, assumptions, making assumptions