Tag: funny

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Performance Appraisal Cartoon
Stephen Dale

Actual quotes taken from employee performance appraisals

As a manager, I’ve had to do my fair share of performance appraisals, which (as I’m sure the employees also found) was a pretty tedious and meaningless experience. Fortunately I left all of that behind me when I left Reuters in 1999, my last full-time employer before striking out as an independent consultant (now semi-retired). …

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Chickens
Stephen Dale

How the EU Works

With apologies to the original author, but I don’t know the provenance of this piece. All I know is that it conforms to my understanding (and experience) of how the European Union works, it explains it in language we can all understand, and (irony and pathos aside) it’s very funny. Subject: How the EU works …

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Stephen Dale

Misleading Notices

I guess we’ve all seen them – notices that have used some form of strangled English to convey their message. Some funny, some weird, and some that defy logic. Here’s a selection: In a Bangkok temple: “IT IS FORBIDDEN TO ENTER A WOMAN, EVEN A FOREIGNER, IF DRESSED AS A MAN.” Cocktail lounge, Norway: “LADIES …

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Stephen Dale

Later In Life

The following truisms arose from some of those who are perhaps not in the first flush of youth (I qualify!): I started out with nothing, and still have most of it. My wild oats are enjoyed with prunes and all-bran. I finally got my head together but now my body is falling apart. It was …