The Best Business Quotes

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  • 1

    A Favorite of 314 users

    Choose a job that you like and you will never have to work a day in your life

    More than 10 years ago by anonymous  ID#:10
  • 2

    A Favorite of 281 users

    Two campers are walking through the woods when a huge brown bear suddenly appears in the clearing about 50 feet in front of them. The bear sees the campers and begins to head toward them. The first guys drops his backpack, digs out a pair of sneakers, and frantically begins to put them on. The second guys says, "What are you doing? Sneakers won’t help you outrun that bear." "I don't need to outrun the bear," the first guy says. "I just need to outrun you."

    More than 10 years ago by Anonymous  ID#:3992
  • 3

    A Favorite of 219 users

    Earless Bob

    Sadly, Bob was born without ears, and though he proved to be successful in business, his problem annoyed him greatly. One day he needed to hire a new manager for his company, so he set up three interviews.

    The first guy was great. He knew everything he needed to know and was very interesting. But at the end of the interview, Bob asked him, "Do you notice anything different about me?""Why, yes, I couldn't help but notice that you have no ears," came the reply. Bob did not appreciate his candor and threw him out of the office.

    The second interview was with a woman, and she was even better than the first guy. But he asked her the same question "Do you notice anything different about me?" "Well," she said stammering, "you have no ears." Bob again got upset and chucked her out in a rage.

    The third and final interviewee was the best of the bunch, he was a young man who had recently earned his MBA. He was smart. He was handsome, and he seemed to be a better businessman than the first two put together. Bob was anxious, but went ahead and asked the young man the same question "Do you notice anything different about me?" Much to his surprise, the young man answered, "Yes, you wear contact lenses, don't you?"

    Bob was shocked and realized this was an incredibly observant person. "How in the world did you know that?", he asked.

    The young man fell off his chair laughing hysterically and replied, "Well, it's pretty hard to wear glasses with no damn ears!"

    More than 10 years ago by aschrage  ID#:5793
  • 4

    A Favorite of 214 users

    THINGS YOU'D LOVE TO SAY OUT LOUD AT WORK:

    1. I can see your point, but I still think you're full of s**t.

    2. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.

    3. How about never? Is never good for you?

    4. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.

    5. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.

    6. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.

    7. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.

    8. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.

    9. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a damn word you're saying.

    10. Ahhh...I see the know-it-all fairy has visited us again.

    11. I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.

    12. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.

    13. I have plenty of talent and vision; I just don't give a damn.

    14. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

    15. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.

    16. Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.

    17. The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.

    18. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.

    19. What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?

    20. I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.

    21. Congratulations, you have officially earned the Dumber than a Box of Rocks Award.

    22. You know the acronym behind your name won't keep me from kicking your ass in the parking lot.

    23. And your crybaby whiny-assed opinion would be...?

    24. Do I look like a people person?

    25. This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting.

    26. I started out with nothing & still have most of it left.

    27. Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.

    28. If I throw a stick, will you leave?

    29. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.

    30. Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.

    31. I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.

    32. A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.

    33. Can I trade this job for what's behind door #1?

    34. Too many freaks, not enough circuses.

    35. Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?

    36. Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done.

    37. How do I set a laser printer to stun?

    38. I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted a salary.

    40. Oh I get it... like humor... but different.

    More than 5 years ago by aschrage  ID#:34083
  • 5

    A Favorite of 129 users

    "Behind every great fortune there is a crime."

    More than 10 years ago by Sinetos  ID#:6076
  • 6

    A Favorite of 109 users

    This is an actual job application a 17 year old boy submitted at a McDonald's fast-food establishment in Florida...and they hired him because he was so honest and funny!

    NAME: Greg Bulmash
    SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person.
    DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place.
    DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.
    EDUCATION: Yes.
    LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.
    SALARY: Less than I'm worth.
    MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.
    REASON FOR LEAVING: It sucked.
    HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK: Any.
    PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
    DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a more intimate environment.
    MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?
    DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 LBS?: Of what?
    DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do you have a car that runs?"
    HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing house Sweepstakes.
    DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job no, on my breaks yes.
    WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde super model who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing that now.
    DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?: Yes. Absolutely.
    SIGN HERE: Aries.

    More than 5 years ago by phoenix_tears  ID#:92568
  • 7

    A Favorite of 101 users

    Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

    More than 10 years ago by None  ID#:439
  • 8

    A Favorite of 89 users

    We do not go to work only to earn an income, but to find meaning in our lives. What we do is a large part of what we are.

    More than 10 years ago by anonymous  ID#:31
  • 9

    A Favorite of 85 users

    "Knock, Knock.
    Who's there?
    Opportunity.
    Don't be silly - opportunity doesn't knock twice!"

    More than a year ago by Gavin  ID#:324244
  • 10

    A Favorite of 81 users

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

    More than 10 years ago by None  ID#:3951
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