|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|FORTUNE EXPLAINS WHAT JOB REVIEW CATCH PHRASES MEAN: #1|
skilled oral communicator:
Mumbles inaudibly when attempting to speak. Talks to self.
Argues with self. Loses these arguments.
skilled written communicator:
Scribbles well. Memos are invariable illegible, except for
the portions that attribute recent failures to someone else.
With proper guidance, periodic counselling, and remedial training,
the reviewee may, given enough time and close supervision, meet
the minimum requirements expected of him by the company.
key company figure:
Serves as the perfect counter example.
|People (a group that in my opinion has always attracted an undue amount of|
attention) have often been likened to snowflakes. This analogy is meant to
suggest that each is unique -- no two alike. This is quite patently not the
case. People ... are simply a dime a dozen. And, I hasten to add, their
only similarity to snowflakes resides in their invariable and lamentable
tendency to turn, after a few warm days, to slush.
-- Fran Lebowitz, "Social Studies"