Whose Job Is It?

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.

Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.


Buzzword Tool For Managers

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The procedure is simple. Think of any three-digit number, and then
select the corresponding buzzword from each column.

For instance, number 257 produces “systematized logistical projection,”
a phrase that can be dropped into virtually any report with a sincere
ring of decisive, knowledgeable authority. No one will have the remotest
idea of what you’re talking about, but the important thing is that THEY

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The J-BAR-H 15 Commandments of Business

J-BAR-H 15 Commandments of Business

  1. Build around your strengths, manage around your weaknesses.
  2. Failure to plan on your part does not constitute a crisis to those around you.
  3. Always make sure you know who has the power before acting.
  4. A deal isn’t a deal until it is a deal; and a deal is not a deal until the contract is signed and the check has cleared.
  5. Never let the sun go down on a people problem.
  6. If it weren’t for the last minute nothing would get done.
  7. Good contracts and good policies make for good customers.
  8. Failure is not in getting knocked down, but in not getting back up.
  9. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are correct.
  10. Anything the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.
  11. Know what you are good at, be an expert in it, be known for it and do it unashamedly. Don’t try and be everything to everyone because you end up being nothing to no-one.
  12. A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it is written on. (Sam Goldwyn)
  13. Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. (Howard Aiken)
  14. The most meticulously devised plans are obsolete the moment they are implemented.
  15. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.  Work smarter not harder.
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J-BAR-H Employee Manual

Rule #1- Show up on time

Rule #2- If you are on time, you are late

Rule #3- Move with alacrity, have a fast pace

Rule #4- Leave your cell phone in the car

Rule #5- I do not care about your self esteem- the food business is a tough business, if you can’t take the heat, get out of my kitchen. If you want to feel good about yourself and the fact that you FINALLY processed 10 pounds of onions 30 minutes later- call your mother.

Rule #6- You are free to express yourself through body art, multiple piercings, freaked out haircuts and using crystals as deodorant- I am free to judge you and not give you work.

Rule #7- There were 800 people that responded to the ad you were hired off of, work like you want this job or beat it.

Rule #8- There are no prima donnas in my organization- if you need special treatment please see #7

Rule #9- Do not ask me for a raise, if you haven’t noticed, we are in a recession, I will come to you and offer you more when your value exceeds your compensation. If you get the urge to “negotiate” please see rule #7.

Rule #10- My clients pay your bills- you are not required to like them, but you ARE required to love them. If you are not capable of this, please see rule #7.

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Pet Peeves

SALESPEOPLE: If you have an 11am appt, & breeze in at 11:25 w/ no call, don’t think u will be seen. Someone else sells what u do. #respect