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Every day for our daily team meetings, we have to come up with a work-appropriate quote.

For some reason, this task falls on me 90% of the time, b/c I'm the nerd who manages to scrape one up at the last minute.

It's getting difficult to come up with anything original anymore, they're mostly different ways of saying the same thing in any case. Maybe you moreons can post stuff that I could use? It's one less website to open. :thumbsup:
 

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"For cripes sake, could one of you jack wagons come up with one of these forced little motivational quips every once and awhile, jeez"...feel free to quote me on that. It should relieve you of that duty for awhile...or longer. :)
 

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"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them." – Albert Einstein
 

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I like Blue's suggestion :lol: but the Einstein one would be more appropriate.

EDIT: Thanks, Boss Lady was just yelling about needing a quote, so Einstein went up on the white board :cool:

(I have tried grumbling about providing quotes, but it didn't work, and the boss seems relieved when one magically appears.)

Keep 'em coming, this is a daily thing :p Tried to rep SystemShock, but I can't. Free rep if your quote is used!
 

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"Life is hard. Then you die.
Then they throw dirt in your face.
Then the worms eat you.
Be grateful it happens in that order."
David Gerrold
 

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From an actual staff meeting at work 10 years back, when the Boss-who-lived-and-breathed-Robert's-Rules-of-Order was out of town:


Chair: "Meeting is called to order....Are there any motions to consider?"

Random Staffer: "I put forward a motion to adjourn meeting and return to our regular duties. Seconds?"

2nd Random Staffer: "Seconded"

Chair: "Objections? No? Fine by me, meeting adjourned"



Which made for the only staff meeting that took less than 1 hour ever recorded. Which would have been great and funny...were it not for the official meeting Minutes taker wasn't so damned foolish as to write that down. Boss man came back....and was peeeeeeeyaassssssssssssed.
 

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How about a variation on Greg Lemond's famous line ("It doesn't get any easier; you just go faster")? Something like, "It doesn't get easier, you just do a better job."

Actually, I don't think that works at all. Outside a few activities like bike racing, it's not really true most of the time.

Never mind.
 

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I should just send you my massive quotations file. Let me know when you need more.


"When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful"

"It's not about being the best,it's about being my best". - Sir Chris Hoy.

“What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence”. - Christopher Hitchens.

“They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority.” - Gerald Massey.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt.

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

"People may not remember exactly what you did or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel."

"The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it's hard to determine whether or not they're genuine." - Abraham Lincoln.

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."

“My friends,love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair.
So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world,” - Jack Layton.

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door,
that we do not see the ones which open for us.” — Alexander Graham Bell.
 

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The head honchos hired some consultants that told them how to motivate their employees. (Funny how they never considered how the money they paid the consultants could've been used toward motivating people.)

Anyway. Consultants trained the managers in conducting these daily meetings, including problem-solving sessions and such. They're happy that she's implementing the new system.
 

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I like "the floggings will continue until morale improves".
 

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or this

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