Monday, September 08, 2008

How true do these sound?

Pearls of Corporate Stupidty...

"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."
(Microsoft Corp. in Redmond WA )

What I need is an exact list of specific unknown problems we might 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."
(Plant Manager, Delco Corporation)

"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)

My sister passed away and her funeral was scheduled for Monday. When I told my Boss, he said she died on purpose so that I would have to miss work on the busiest day of the year. He then asked if we could change her burial to Friday. He said, "That would be better for me."
(Shipping executive, FTD Florists)

"We know that communication is a problem, but the company is not going to discuss it with the employees."
(Switching supervisor, AT&T Long Lines Division)


Reader Wil said...

How selfish some people are, like the boss who wanted to pospone the funeral of his empoyee's sister.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice post Patty.

Tomate Farcie said...

Hahaha!! Microsoft, too, uh... Yes, I can totally relate to some of these.

Renie Burghardt said...

Ha! Corporate Stupidity is everywhere. Look at Fannie May and Freddie Max! (Not sure of the spelling though.)

We don't have anyone to bail us out, when we make a big boo boo, do we? But we (tax payers) have to bail them out!

Night, Patty.


Martin Stickland said...


How are you both Patty? England is wet, wet and more wet! I do not think that we had a summer.

Hey Renie, I will second you on what you have said in your comments, the same thing has happened to the Northern Rock bank here where we the tax payers are bailing them out whilst they make a toast to the rescue package with more champagne!

Oh dear, you have started me off now!

Have a good week patty and give my love to Abe!