Category Archives: On the Job

Horoscope for the Workplace

Astrology tells us about you and your future simply by your birthday. The Chinese Zodiac uses the year of your birth. Demographics tell us what you like, dislike, whom you vote for, what you buy, and what you watch on TV. Well, the Corporate Zodiac goes a step further: simply by your job title, people will have you all figured out… Continue reading

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The Rookie

A rookie police officer was assigned to ride in a cruiser with an experienced partner. A call came over the car’s radio telling them to disperse some people who were loitering. The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. Continue reading

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I Want to Speak with My Boss

A guy phones up his boss, but gets the bosses’ wife instead.

“I’m afraid he died last week.” she explains. Continue reading

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African King

The beautiful secretary of the president of a bank goes on a sightseeing tour with a very rich African king who was a very important client. The client out of the blue asks her to marry him. Naturally, the secretary is quite taken aback.

However, she remembers that her boss told her not to reject the guy outright. So, she tries to think of a way to dissuade the king from wanting to marry her. Continue reading

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Self-Appraisal

A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in a number. Following is the conversation that the store owner listened to: Continue reading

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You Could Have

A Sardarji and his wife are traveling by car from Key West to Boston.After almost twenty-four hours on the road, they’re too tired to continue, and they decide to stop for a rest. They stop at a nice hotel and take a room, but they only plan to sleep for four hours and then get back on the road.
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Sales Pitch

A young guy from Texas moves to California and goes to one of those big ‘everything under one roof’ stores looking for a job. The manager asked, “Do you have any sales experience?”

The kid said, “Sure, I was a salesman back home in Texas.” Continue reading

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Cow from Illinois

The only cow in a small Kentucky town stopped giving milk. The people did some research and found that they could buy a cow just across the state line in Illinois for $200.

They brought the cow from Illinois and the cow was wonderful. It produced lots of milk all of the time, and the people were very happy. Continue reading

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Turbulent Flight

Flying to Los Angeles from San Francisco, a passenger noticed that, although the flight was a particularly smooth one, the ‘Fasten Seat Belts’ sign stayed illuminated throughout the entire trip. Just before landing, he asked the flight attendant about it. Continue reading

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Aircraft Maintenance ‘Gripe Sheets’

These aircraft maintenance comments are allegedly from ‘gripe sheets’ or ‘squawk reports’ which contain pilots’ reports of aircraft technical problems and the responses from maintenance engineers. These amusing communications illustrate the implications of using vague language, as well as the age-old potential for conflict and confusion between operational departments and functions, and the long-suffering tolerance of service and maintenance staff in support of operational personnel found in all industries. Continue reading

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