I’ve long felt that an Office Linebacker could do quite a bit for productivity, here’s a look at how Terry Tate’s esteemed position improves an organization.
From the website WorkJoke.com. Be careful, there are plenty of bad jokes there, such as this one:
A project manager, a software engineer, and a hardware engineer are helping out on a project. About midweek they decide to walk up and down the beach during their lunch hour. Halfway up the beach, they stumbled upon a lamp. As they rub the lamp a genie appears and says “Normally I would grant you three wishes, but since there are three of you, I will grant you each one wish.”
The hardware engineer went first. “I would like to spend the rest of my life living in a huge house in St. Thomas with no money worries.” The genie granted him his wish and sent him on off to St. Thomas.
The software engineer went next. “I would like to spend the rest of my life living on a huge yacht cruising the Mediterranean with no money worries.” The genie granted him his wish and sent him off to the Mediterranean.
Last, but not least, it was the project manager’s turn. “And what would your wish be?” asked the genie.
“I want them both back after lunch” replied the project manager.
In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, here’s a look at dreams that we had as kids (from 1999):
Every now and then you overhear something in the office place that just makes you laugh – often times because it’s out of context, is a simple mistunderstanding, or is just two people conversing at their “finest.”
Well OverheardintheOffice is a site dedicated to things:
The Pain of Working Globally
Boss: Call England and find out what time it is.
Assistant: Call who in England? England is 5 hours ahead of us, so it’s 4:17 there.
Boss: Can you please listen to what I have to say and just call England? I need to be sure.
Assistant, two minutes later: I called England, and it’s 4:19.
Boss: See, it pays to double check. You were 2 minutes off.
Thank you notes have always been an underutilized tool for showing appreciation. But, with the power of the Internet, you can now send a card that you really mean.