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Linux Work:  411 of 630

    The boss returned from lunch in a good mood and called the whole staff
in to listen to a couple of jokes he had picked up.  Everybody but one girl
laughed uproariously.  "What's the matter?" grumbled the boss. "Haven't you
got a sense of humor?"
    "I don't have to laugh," she said.  "I'm leaving Friday anyway.
Linux Work:  412 of 630

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up
in the morning, and does not stop until you get to work.
Linux Work:  413 of 630

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job
application form.
        -- Stanley J. Randall
Linux Work:  414 of 630

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.
        -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981
Linux Work:  415 of 630

The cost of feathers has risen, even down is up!
Linux Work:  416 of 630

The cost of living hasn't affected its popularity.
Linux Work:  417 of 630

The cost of living is going up, and the chance of living is going down.
Linux Work:  418 of 630

The decision doesn't have to be logical; it was unanimous.
Linux Work:  419 of 630

The degree of technical confidence is inversely proportional to the
level of management.
Linux Work:  420 of 630

The departing division general manager met a last time with his young
successor and gave him three envelopes.  "My predecessor did this for me,
and I'll pass the tradition along to you," he said.  "At the first sign
of trouble, open the first envelope.  Any further difficulties, open the
second envelope.  Then, if problems continue, open the third envelope.
Good luck."  The new manager returned to his office and tossed the envelopes
into a drawer.
    Six months later, costs soared and earnings plummeted. Shaken, the
young man opened the first envelope, which said, "Blame it all on me."
    The next day, he held a press conference and did just that.  The
crisis passed.
    Six months later, sales dropped precipitously.  The beleagured
manager opened the second envelope.  It said, "Reorganize."
    He held another press conference, announcing that the division
would be restructured.  The crisis passed.
    A year later, everything went wrong at once and the manager was
blamed for all of it.  The harried executive closed his office door, sank
into his chair, and opened the third envelope.
    "Prepare three envelopes..." it said.
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