The new employee stood before the paper shredder looking confused. ”Need some help?” a secretary asked. ”Yes,” he replied. ”How does this thing work?” ”Simple,” she said, taking the fat report from his hand and feeding it into the shredder. ”Thanks, but where do the copies come out?”
A dinner speaker was in such a hurry to get to his engagement that when he arrived and sat down at the head table, he suddenly realized that he had forgotten his false teeth. Turning to the man next to him he said, ”I forgot my teeth.” The man said, ”No problem.” With that he … Read more
An applicant was filling out a job application. When he came to the question, ”Have you ever been arrested?” He answered, ”No.” The next question, intended for people who had answered in the affirmative to the last one, was ”Why?” The applicant answered it anyway: ”Never got caught.”
The Americans and Japanese decided to engage in a boat race. Both teams practiced hard and long to reach their peak performance levels. On the big day they felt ready. The Japanese won by a mile. The American team was discouraged by the loss. Morale sagged. Corporate management decided that the reason for the crushing … Read more
What did the ruthless businessman say to his employees?If at first you don’t succeed – you’re fired!
Four men were bragging about how smart their dogs are. The first man was an engineer, the second man was an Accountant, the third man was a Chemist and the fourth was a Government Worker. To show off, the Engineer called to his dog, ”T-square, do your stuff!”. T-square trotted over to a desk, took … Read more
These two construction workers always noticed that their boss always left early on Fridays. So one asked the other that if the boss left early next Friday if he would want to also. The other man agreed. Sure enough, when Friday came, the boss left early. Therefore, the two men left also. The one offered … Read more
The banker fell overboard from a friend’s sailboat. The friend grabbed a life preserver, held it up, not knowing if the banker could swim, and shouted, ”Can you float alone?” ”Obviously,” the banker replied, ”but this is a heck of a time to talk business.”
The Ten Commandments Of Employment If it rings, put it on hold. If it clunks, call the repairman. If it whistles, ignore it. If it’s a friend, stop work and chat. If it’s the boss, look busy. If it talks, take notes. If it’s handwritten, type it. if it’s typed, copy it. If it’s copied, … Read more
Why did the doughnut maker retire?He was fed up with the hole business.
A new business was opening and one of the owner’s friends wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card? it said ”Rest in Peace”. The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious … Read more
What happens when business is slow at a medicine factory?You can hear a cough drop.
A wealthy investor walked into a bank and said to the bank manager, ”I would like to speak with Mr. Reginald Jones, who I understand is a tried and trusted employee of yours.” The banker said, ”Yes he certainly was trusted. And he will be tried as soon as we catch him.”
Smith goes to see his supervisor in the front office. ”Boss,” he says, ”we’re doing some heavy house-cleaning at home tomorrow, and my wife needs me to help with the attic and the garage, moving and hauling stuff.” ”We’re short-handed, Smith” the boss replies. ”I can’t give you the day off.” ”Thanks, boss,” says Smith … Read more
This is the story of four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody … Read more
A young man, hired by a supermarket, reported for his first day of work. The manager greeted him with a warm handshake and a smile, gave him a broom and said, ”your first job will be to sweep out the store.” ”But I’m a college graduate,” the young man replied indignantly. ”Oh, I’m sorry. I … Read more
An Irishman goes for a job on a building site. The man says, ”Can you brew tea?” The Irishman says, ”Yes.” ”Good. Can you drive a fork lift?” The Irishman looks at him and asksy, ”Why?How big is the teapot?”
This guy is selling three parrots. Another guy who wants to buy a parrot approaches him and asks, ”How much are your parrots?” The salesman answers, ”The first one is $1,000.” ”What does he know?” ”He knows 10,000 words and 500 sentences and is able to solve mathematical expressions.” ”How about the second one?” ”The … Read more
The world is divided into two groups. There are those who know, and those who don’t know. Those who know are no problem. Those who don’t know are also in two groups. One is those who don’t know and know they don’t know. Well, they can learn! But then, there are those who don’t know, … Read more
Did you hear about the banker who was recently arrested for embezzling $100,000 to pay for his daughter’s college education?As the policeman, who also had a daughter in college, was leading him away in handcuffs, he said to the banker, ”I have just one question for you. Where were you going to get the rest … Read more
‘Information?I need the number of the Caseway Insurance Company.” ”Would you spell that, please?” ”Certainly. C as in sea. A as in aye. S as in sea. E as in eye. W as in why. A as in are. Y as in you.” The operator pauses. ”Just a minute, sir. I’ll connect you with my … Read more
This guy is walking with his friend. He says to this friend, ”I’m a walking economy.” The friend replies ”How so?” ”My hair line is in recession, my stomach is a victim of inflation, and both of these together are putting me into a deep depression!”
What business is King Kong in?Monkey business.
A man went to apply for a job. After filling out all of his applications, he waited anxiously for the outcome. The employer read all his applications and said, ”We have an opening for people like you.” ”Oh, great,” he said, ”What is it?” ”It’s called the door!”
A young businessman rented a beautiful office and furnished it with antiques. However, no business was coming in. Sitting there, worrying, he saw a man come into the outer office. Wanting to look busy, he picked up the phone and pretended he was negotiating a big deal. He spoke loudly about big figures and huge … Read more
There was once a high-powered businessman who insisted on taking his three secretaries everywhere with him – a tall one for writing longhand, a short one for taking down shorthand, and a very small one for adding footnotes.
Boss: ”I’ve decided to use humor in the office. Experts say humor eases tension, which is important in times when the work force is being trimmed. ”Knock knock.” Employee: ”Who’s there?” Boss: ”Not you anymore.”
Q: Why did the bank drive-up window teller have tire tread marks across the back of his grey suit? A: From crawling across the street when the sign said: ”Don’t Walk.”
Did you hear about the businessman who is so rich he has two swimming pools, one of which is always empty?It’s for people who can’t swim!
One day an out of work mime is visiting the zoo and attempts to earn some money as a street performer. Unfortunately, as soon as he starts to draw a crowd, a zoo keeper grabs him and drags him into his office. The zoo-keeper explains to the mime that the zoo’s most popular attraction, a … Read more
A young man asked an old rich man how he made his money. The old guy fingered his worsted wool vest and said, ”Well, son, it was 1932. The depth of the Great Depression. I was down to my last nickel. ”I invested that nickel in an apple. I spent the entire day polishing the … Read more
When Abraham Liebowitz gets to school he discovers that he is the only Jewish kid in the class. But it’s a decent town and nobody really bothers him. One day the teacher asks the class ”Who was the greatest person who ever lived?and why?” And to make it interesting she held a twenty dollar bill … Read more
Boss: ”I can assure you that the value of the average employee will continue to increase.” Employee: ”That’s because there will be fewer of us doing more work, right?” Boss: ”Right. Except for the ‘us’ part.”
A man has spent many days crossing the desert without water. His camel has died of thirst. He’s crawling through the sands, certain that he has breathed his last, when all of a sudden he sees a shiny object sticking out of the sand several yards ahead of him. He crawls to the object, pulls … Read more
A young ensign had nearly completed his first overseas tour of sea duty when he was given an opportunity to display his ability at getting the ship under way. With a stream of crisp commands, he had the decks buzzing with men and soon, the ship had left port and was streaming out of the … Read more
A Japanese guy is at Los Angeles International Airport, waiting for his flight back home to Japan. While he’s waiting, he goes to the currency exchange counter to change his remaining dollars. He counts his money at the counter. ”Wait a minute,” he says to the clerk, ”When I came here I got more dollars … Read more
I’m always delighted when people stick their noses in my business – my company makes paper tissues.
An investment counselor decided to go out on her own. She was shrewd and diligent, so business kept coming in, and pretty soon she realized that she needed an in-house counsel. The investment banker began to interview young lawyers. ”As I’m sure you can understand,” she started off with one of the first applicants, ”in … Read more
‘I’m very sad to announce this morning, girls, that Miss Jones has decided to retire,’ said the principal at morning assembly. ‘ Now we will all stand and sing this morning’s hymn….now Thank We All Our God.’
A motorist, driving by a Texas ranch, hit and killed a calf that was crossing the road. The driver went to the owner of the calf and explained what had happened. He then asked what the animal was worth. ”Oh, about $200 today,” said the rancher. ”But in six years it would have been worth … Read more
According to inside contacts, the Japanese banking crisis shows no signs of ameliorating. If anything, it’s getting worse. Following last week’s news that Origami Bank had folded, we are hearing that Sumo Bank has gone belly up, and Bonsai Bank plans to cut back some of its branches. Karaoke Bank is up for sale, and … Read more
On the first day his son joined the family firm, the founder took him on to the roof of the factory building and said, ‘I am going to give you your very first lesson in business. Stand on the edge of the roof.’ Reluctantly, the boy went to stand on the edge of the roof. … Read more
An American automobile company and a Japanese auto company decided to have a competitive boat race on the Detroit River. Both teams practiced hard and long to reach their peak performance. On the big day, they were as ready as they could be. The Japanese team won by a mile. Afterwards, the American team became … Read more
A stockbroker was cold calling about a penny stock and found a taker. ”I think this one will really move said the broker, it’s only $1 a share.” ”Buy me 1000 shares.” said the client. The next day the stock was at $2. The client called the broker and said, ”You were right, give me … Read more
After being laid off from five different jobs in four months, Arnold was hired by a warehouse. One day he lost control of a forklift and drove it off the loading dock. Surveying the damage, the owner shook his head and said he’d have to withhold ten percent of Arnold’s wages to pay for the … Read more
A businessman was confused about a bill he had received, so he asked his secretary for some mathematical help. ”If I were to give you $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?” he asked her. The secretary replied, ”Everything but my earrings.”
‘Young man, do you think you can handle a variety of work?” ”I ought to be able to. I’ve had ten different jobs in four months.”
‘I’m not saying that the customer service in my bank is bad, but when I went in the other day and asked the clerk to check my balance … she leaned over and pushed me.”
Resolving to surprise her husband, an executive’s wife stops by his office. As she walks in unannounced, she finds his secretary sitting on his lap. Without hesitating, he begins to dictated a letter… ”And in conclusion gentlemen, budget cut or not, I cannot continue to operate this office with just one chair.
Two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were out checking meters in a suburban neighborhood. They parked their truck at the end of the alley and worked their way to the other end. At the last house a woman looking out her kitchen window watched the two men as they … Read more