All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure – Mark Twain
That’s how the morons in life get hired. The previous post, called to mind anecdote about Mark Twain which I came across once upon a time. I can’t remember where I got this from, though I am fairly certain it was the great man. Continue reading
Courtesy of Tom Winkler
How many of you have never had a problem with your computer? Hands up! No, I didn’t think so. At least when it happens at work, there’s someone in the IT department who can fix it.
Assuming of course that you work for an organisation which actually has an IT department.
Or at the least has IT technicians who know what they’re doing (not always the case).
Anyway, for those of you who’ve always wanted to bash the bloody thing, but were too afraid – here’s your chance to do it online at Whack Your Computer – from the same people that brought you Whack Your Boss.
Have a nice day!
Newman Noggs and the Nickleby ladies by “Phiz”
You may remember how I’ve said that it isn’t a good idea to beat up your boss. I also mentioned how Nicholas Nickleby did just that when he couldn’t take any more.
Nicholas could have followed the example of his friend Newman Noggs when he was similarly stressed by his employer. Continue reading
Narnia by Steve on Flickr
We’re all familiar with the Peter Principle – the idea that in any organisation, people rise to the level of their own incompetence. Which explains why there are so many bad bosses around.
What I find so remarkable about this, is, not only the fact that this has been around for yonks, but we can also found it in children’s books!
I remember growing up with the Narnia stories. You probably know the one about a lot of children who can enter a magical world inhabited by mythical creatures who can talk just as humans do, where they have adventures with wicked witches and sorcerers. Continue reading
Nicholas astonishes Mr Squeers and family by “Phiz”
Remember our old friend Dick Fuld, ex CEO of Lehman Brothers? The one who got his snoot punched by an irate ex employee?
Well, here’s a picture of another disgruntled employee taking out his frustrations on his boss! Continue reading
Courtesy of Tom Winkler
I know I’ve said that violence isn’t the answer, and you really shouldn’t go and kill your boss…BUT…
if you really have to, you can do it quite safely at Whack Your Boss (please note, this is NOT for the squeamish).
Photo by A Currell on Flickr
When it comes to chatting up the ladies, you might think it to be a disadvantage to mention that you have a boring job. I mean, how do you go about impressing? Continue reading