Friday, December 30, 2005

Parody: Sappy Motivational Posters

One of the perqs of being in academia is that nobody plasters the walls with “motivational” posters.

But some workplaces do.

Via FuzzMartin.com, a site that sells parody motivational posters, cards and books.

Some of our favorite slogans:
Ambition
The journey of a thousand miles sometimes ends very, very badly
Arrogance
The best leaders inspire by example. When that’s not an option, brute intimidation works pretty well, too.
Consulting
If you’re not a part of the solution, there’s good money to be made in prolonging the problem.
Destiny
You were meant for me. Perhaps as a punishment.
Effort
Hard work never killed anybody, but it is illegal in some places. (photo of Paris)
Meetings
None of us is as dumb as all of us.
Mediocrity
It takes a lot less time and most people won’t notice the difference until it’s too late. (with photo of leaning tower of Pisa)
Procrastination
Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now.
It probably would be good to put these in the average American workplace. Employees doubtless perform better when amused than when insulted.

And finally, a word on “customer disservice:” We’re not satisfied until you’re not satisfied.

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