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Job

Definition: A paid position of regular employment.
Number of Quotes: 34

The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
Bella Abzug

Work was like cats were supposed to be: if you disliked and feared it ... it knew at once and sought you out and jumped on your lap and climbed all over you to show how much it loved you.
Kingsley Amis

Some time when you're feeling important
Some time when your ego's in bloom
Some time when you feel you are
The best qualified man in the room,
Some time when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow this simple instruction
And see how it humbles the soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water
Place your hands in it up to your wrists
Take them out and the hole that remains
Is a measure of how you'll be missed.
You may splash all you like as they enter
You may stir up the water galore
But take them out and in just a moment
It will look just the same as before.
The moral of this is quite simple
Just do the best that you can.
Be proud of yourself but remember
There is no indispensable man.

Cassell's Humorous Quotations
Anonymous

We spend most of our lives working. So why do so few people have a good time doing it?
Richard Branson

Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
Garth Brooks

Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus

Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Winston Churchill

There will be times when you just can't seem to land an acting job, and you feel like giving up. Don't! The only way to realise that dream is to keep working hard for it.
Sam Claflin

Women do two thirds of the world's work ... Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
Barber Conable

Two things to help keep one's job. First, let the boss think he's having his own way. Second, let him have it.
Sam Ewing

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is duty, life is slavery.
Maxim Gorky

People in the company are almost never fired ... they are encouraged to retire early or are eased aside into hollow, insignificant positions with fake functions and no authority where they are sheepish and unhappy for as long as they remain.
Joseph Heller

I don't think that work ever really destroyed anybody. I think that lack of work destroys them a hell of a lot more.
Katherine Hepburn

Tomorrow's typical career will be neither linear nor continuous, nor will it always be upwards. Instead, one's life work will take more of a zig-zag course.
Tom Horton

I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
Jerome K. Jerome

The power of the position is giving way to the power of the person. A formal title and its placement on an organization chart have less to do with career prospects and success ... than the skills and ideas a person brings to that work.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I see many youngsters giving up their IT jobs and going to farming or taking up organic farming so that kids in future will stay a bit more healthier. That's one cause I really want to take up.
Karthi

Our vision controls the way we think and, therefore, the way we act ... the vision we have of our jobs determines what we do and the opportunities we see or don't see.
Charles Koch

You're fired! No other words can so easily and succinctly reduce a confident, self-assured executive to an insecure, groveling shred of his former self.
Frank P. Louchheim

I don't know any executive who ever thought about stress, although a lot of other people do. No one ever dies of hard work. But a lot of people die once they retire from an active job.
Ian MacGregor

Big things and little things are my job. Middle level management can be delegated.
Konosuke Matsushita

I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.
H. L. Mencken

When I find an employee who turns out to be wrong for a job, I feel it is my fault because I made the decision to hire him.
Akio Morita

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
C. Northcote Parkinson

People don't choose their careers; they are engulfed by them.
John Dos Passos

The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss.
Diane Ravitch

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own even if she never wants
to or needs to...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her
dreams wants to see her in an hour...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
a youth she's content to leave behind....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black
lace bra...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who
lets her cry...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone
else in her family...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a
recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
a feeling of control over her destiny...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to fall in love without losing herself..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
HOW TO QUIT A JOB,
BREAK UP WITH A LOVER,
AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't
take it personally...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table...
or a charming inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

Pamela Redmond Satran

Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results.
Caskie Stinnett

Get to know your people. What they do well, what they enjoy doing, what their weaknesses and strengths are, and what they want and need to get from their job.
Robert Townsend

It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
Harry S. Truman

There is no human failure greater than to launch a profoundly important endeavour and then leave it half done.
Barbara Ward

The point of work-out is to give people better jobs. When people see that their ideas count, their dignity is raised. Instead of feeling numb, like robots, they feel important.
Jack Welch

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
E. O. Wilson

When you retire ... you go from who's who to who's that, like stepping off the pier (or) achieving statutory senility.
Walter Wriston

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