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work smarter, make the time, it's just business


After much internet sleuthing, I found some interesting sayings credited to Satan himself. Maybe you’ve heard these uttered by a bad boss sometime in your life. At least we now know who may have said them first.

1 favorite: Don’t work harder, work smarter

……In other words, your hard work isn’t helping my bottom line enough and I think you’re an idiot…of course it’s your poor time management skills (NOT!)

2 favorite: If you can’t find the time, make the time.

…... In other words, if that 14 hour work day isn’t getting my desired results, work a couple of more hours for me, then maybe I’ll appreciate you…..a little.

3 favorite: It’s not personal, it’s just business.

……In other words, I just bent you over and there is nothing you can legally do about it, sucker.  (thanks for letting me take advantage of your trust).


David Lignell 8 years ago

Hi Big Prune,

Here's one of my favorite quotations regarding work:

Work by Charles Lamb

Who first invented work, and bound the free And holyday-rejoicing spirit down To the ever-haunting importunity Of business in the green fields, and the town-- To plough, loom, anvil, spade--and oh! most sad To that dry drudgery at the desk's dead wood? Who but the Being unblest, alien from good, Sabbathless Satan! he who his unglad Task ever plies 'mid rotatory burnings, That round and round incalculably reel-- For wrath divine hath made him like a wheel-- In that red realm from which are no returnings: Where toiling, and turmoiling, ever and aye He, and his thoughts, keep pensive working-day

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