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Managers' Quotes

Friday, April 06, 2012

Recently, a magazine ran a contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real-life managers. Here are some of the submissions:

- As of tomorrow, employees will only be able to access the building using individual security cards. Pictures will be taken next Wednesday and employees will receive their cards in two weeks. (This was the winning quote from Fred Dales at Microsoft Corp in Redmond, WA.)

- What I need is a list of specific unknown problems we will encounter. (Lykes Lines Shipping)

- E-mail is not to be used to pass on information or data. It should be used only for company business (Accounting manager, Electric Boat Company)

- This project is so important, we can't let things that are more important interfere with it. (Advertising/Marketing manager, United Parcel Service)

- Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule. No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been working on it for months. Now, go act busy for a few weeks and I'll let you know when it's time to tell them. (R&D supervisor, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing/3M Corp.)

- Quote from the Boss: "Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say." (Marketing executive, Citrix Corporation)

- We recently received a memo from senior management saying: "This is to inform you that a memo will be issued today regarding the subject mentioned above." (Microsoft, Legal Affairs Division)

- One day my Boss asked for a status report concerning a project I was working on. I asked him if tomorrow would be soon enough. He said "If I wanted it tomorrow, I would have waited until tomorrow to ask for it!" (New business manager, Hallmark Greeting Cards.)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WHITE_ELEPHANT 4/7/2012 1:59PM

    Haha Dilbert much?? Thanks for sharing the jokes! We can use some lightness around SP :)

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ALICERIEGER 4/7/2012 10:12AM

    Sounds like someone failed their communication class.

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CJSARGENT1 4/6/2012 10:53AM


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RANDOM00B 4/6/2012 9:53AM

    Wow--the one from Microsoft was crazy. I needed a good chuckle today; thanks for posting !! emoticon

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GRANDMA624 4/6/2012 9:32AM


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    emoticon . emoticon love them!

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