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Doing a job badly and then getting someone
in to sort it out can be much more expensive
than getting someone in to do the job properly
in the first place.
Beeny - Good
We see our customers as invited guests to
a party, and we are the hosts. It's our
job every day to make every important aspect
of the customer experience a little bit
Bezos - Customers
The change we need is fixing this broken
economy from the bottom up.. not tax breaks
for the wealthy and huge corporations that
ship U.S. jobs overseas. We need to focus
on defeating al Qaeda and the Taliban and
restoring America's standing in the world..
not an unending commitment in Iraq.
Biden - War
There is a middle class in America for only
one reason: organized labor. If not for
organized labor, where would you find a
job where you had some sense that you had
a shot of leaving behind something better
than you inherited?.
Biden - Jobs
Class - Society
Eliminating the tax breaks is not going
to keep jobs here in America. We've got
to make it more attractive to have jobs
here in America and for corporations to
be here. You've got to take the burden off
the corporations with a health care system
that's universal, so we're not at a competitive
disadvantage. You've got to have a better
education system to provide for the highest-tech
jobs that we educate our folks for, so we're
not importing 400,000 computer engineers
to work in Silicon Valley. And you've got
to deal with the innovation and infrastructure
needs in this country.. tunnels, bridges,
etc... which we haven't done to make us
Biden - Economy
Valley - Innovation
I've got the greatest job in the world.
There's no other job in government where
cause and effect is so tightly coupled where
you can make a difference every day in so
many different ways and in so many different
people's lives. It's a great challenge.
Bloomberg - Optimistic
Monday morning. Time to pay for your two
days of debauchery, you hungover drones.
Burns - Work
Look at them, Smithers. Goldbrickers.. Layabouts.. Slug-a-beds! Little do
they realise their days of suckling at my teat are numbered
Burns - Work
My job is a job to make decisions. I'm a
decision.. if the job description were,
what do you do.. it's decision maker.
Bushism - Jobs
Keeping taxes low and restraining spending
leads to a vibrant economy; it leads to
new jobs; it leads to better opportunities;
and it leads to a shrinking deficit.
Bush - Taxes
You know what they want? They want obedient
workers. Obedient workers, people who are
just smart enough to run the machines and
do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to
passively accept all these increasingly
shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer
hours, the reduced benefits, the end of
overtime and vanishing pension that disappears
the minute you go to collect it. And now
theyre coming for your Social Security
money. They want your f**kin' retirement
money. They want it back so they can give
it to their criminal friends on Wall Street.
Carlin - Big
Business - Stupid
People would ask me how I could stand the
long campaigning, how I could stand being
charged with the responsibilities of a great
nation, one of the most powerful and difficult
jobs in the world. It wasn't any more difficult
than picking cotton all day or shaking peanuts.
Carter - Power
You've got a job to do, and because you've got a job to do, you've got to
focus on that, so you don't have time for personal considerations.
Cheney - Job
You really do think about it institutionally; this is your job, and to some
extent you benefit from having a job to do at a moment like this. You have things
that you have to make happen. And you don't have time for the emotional reaction
that might otherwise occur if somebody was just sitting there watching these events
unfold and had no responsibilities.
Cheney - Job
I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work.
Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.
Chrysler - Work
- Jobs -
To succeed in life in today's world, you must have the will and tenacity
to finish the job.
Chu - Ambition
For many people a job is more than an income it's an important part
of who we are. So a career transition of any sort is one of the most unsettling
experiences you can face in your life.
Clitheroe - Jobs
I was always acting primarily with shareholder interests in mind. It's also
true I've always had a fairly moralistic attitude to business, and would not do
anything that I considered improper. As a consequence, I have occasionally pursued
issues during my career that other people might have avoided.
Corrigan - Management
I'd always had a childhood ambition to go into the investment capital business,
and spent twenty-odd years in it. But the thought of spending the second half
of my career in the same business was boring, so I looked around for other opportunities.
Corrigan - Business
You know in politics you are dealing in
the realm of choices. You don't always have
clear-cut decision between a thoroughly
principled position and a thoroughly unprincipled
one. You're making snap decisions with paucity
of information, generally trying to do the
best that you can, but you will make errors,
and sometimes it's a decision between a
bad and a worse alternative. It has to be
done, because we need to order our society,
and of politics it can literally be said:
Bad job, but someone's got to do it.
Costello - Decisions
I've lost tremendous amounts of money in
various markets and I think that that's
something that makes you better at my job,
Cramer - Money
Market - Jobs
If the firms that employ an increasing majority of the population are driven
solely to satisfy the owner's greed at the expense of working conditions, of the
stability of the community, and of the health of the environment, chances are
that the quality of our lives will be worse than it is now.
Csikszentmihalyi - Environment
You look for stars. You look for the makeup
of artists who can have long lasting careers
and who could be headliners.
Davis - Commitment
You will encounter many distractions and
many temptations to put your goal aside:
The security of a job, a wife who wants
kids, whatever. But if you hang in there,
always following your vision, I have no
doubt you will succeed.
Flynt - Belief
I just needed a job. Before being hired
as an usher at the CBS Theater, I didn't
even know there was a show business.
Geffen - Jobs
The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the
technician builds a job.
Gerber - Entrepreneurs
As our economy faces up to potential labour
shortages due to our ageing population and
as it moves to a new level of sophistication
to compete with the rest of the world, were
going to need every Australian on board
pulling their weight, rejoining the workforce,
gaining new skills.
off individuals and communities suffering
from poverty just creates a dead weight
for our economy to drag along.
Gillard - Jobs
I could have closed down bits of British
Home Stores to make more money but its
not my style. I want to make my money as
a retailer, not by putting people out of
Green - Commitment
Now we've got around seven thousand people
working, and that to me is fantastically
satisfying.. more than dollars and cents,
because I just believe that the greatest
thing you can give someone is a job.
Holmes a Court - Jobs
In business, I loved cars. I couldnt
wait to get to work in the morning. Only
in America can you decide to get a good
education and pursue what you like.
Iacocca - Business
What is it that you like doing? If you dont
like it, get out of it, because youll
be lousy at it. You dont have to stay
with a job for the rest of your life, because
if you dont like it youll never
be successful in it.
Iacocca - Jobs
If you treat staff as your equal, they'll
roll their sleeves up to get the job done.
Ilhan - Leadership
It's a very, very tough market. So unless you do a really good job, you buy
the right products from the manufacturers, you service the customer, they keep
coming back, they bring their friends in, it's all about numbers, numbers, numbers.
Ilhan - Challenges
It's a different kind of economic recovery.
The kind where bankers steal trillions and
you don't have a job.
Jones - Economy
What a bunch of garbage, liberal, Democratic,
conservative, Republican, it's all there
to control you, two sides of the same coin!
Two management teams, bidding for control
of the CEO job of Slavery Incorporated!
Jones - Jobs
Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are really
part of a very big advertising program,
and the fact that they make so much money
is because the markets have dictated that
they get that money, and the fact that they
endorse our products allows us to sell more
products and create more jobs.
Knight - Money
My job is to listen to ideas, maybe cook
up a few of my own, and make decisions based
on what's good for the shareholders and
for the company.
Knight - Jobs
Ideas - Companies
What bothers me about Obama
is that he seems to be anti-business. Business
provides 3 out of every 4 jobs in our economy,
and gosh, does he attack business just relentlessly.
Koch - Business
Republican leaders have made clear they
have no plans to use the power of government
to stimulate the economy, invest in job
creation and spur job growth. The Feds
plan is to give banks more money to finance
the private sector job creation. But banks
have ample cash now; they arent lending,
and the private sector is not creating the
jobs. That is why we have 15 million people
Kucinich - Republican
When you consider that a steelworker whos
making $40,000 a year has virtually the
same tax burden as someone whos making
$400,000 a year, you see that there are
inequities. This administration has used
the tax code to accelerate wealth to the
top. Most of the tax breaks have gone to
people in the top bracket.
Kucinich - Republican
Class - Unfair
Some of us will do our jobs well and some
will not, but we will be judged by only
one thing. the result.
Lombardi - Achievement
My first six years in the business were
hopeless. There are a lot of times when
you sit and you say "Why am I doing
this? I'll never make it. It's just not
going to happen. I should go out and get
a real job, and try to survive."
Lucas - Business
I'm lucky. I'm the luckiest guy in the world.
I never really had a job. I was a football
player, then a football coach, then a football
broadcaster. It's been my life. Pro football
has been my life since 1967. I've enjoyed
every part of it. Never once did it ever
feel like work.
Madden - Lucky
They talk about how hard coaches work. They work 18, 20 hours a day. They
sleep on a couch. They don't come home. You know, that's not the hard job. The
hard job is a coach's wife, believe me. The job of the coach's wife, she has to
be mother, father, driver, doctor, nurse, coach, everything, because the coach
is out there working.
Madden - Jobs
- Hard Work
As I look back now on my coaching career, I think of my family, I think of
the days that we spent together. I say this to coaches everywhere: If you ever
have a chance to take your kids with you, take them. Don't miss that opportunity.
Because when it's all over and done with, when you look back, those are going
to be your fondest memories.
Madden - Jobs
America has much to gain in terms of jobs and trade by meeting the growing
world demand for advanced, environmentally sound technologies.
McCain - Environmental
To be serious, if we were only interested
in earning big money then a politician would
have to go and work in industry.
Merkel - Money
Small and mid-sized companies in this country
historically have been responsible for creating
the overwhelming majority of new jobs in
the private sector. One of the most-common
misconceptions about our private enterprise
system is that large companies, such as
the Fortune 500, are integral to the process
of job creation in this country. The truth
is quite the opposite.
Milken - Companies
It is extremely unlikely that anyone coming
out of school with a technical degree will
go into one area and stay there. Today's
students have to look forward to the excitement
of probably having three or four careers.
Moore - Learning
I feel that one of the best things a person
can do for another is to create a job. So
you do OK commercially, and then you try
to make a difference of some sort.
Newmark - Best
I need to make an okay living. The people who work for us need to. But after
you make a comfortable living, how much more do you need? It's like I make a joke
about nerd values, because I'm very much in the rich nerd tradition. And you know,
we say, like, hey, people pay us for this stuff, like programming. You know, what
else do we need?
Newmark - Technology
The truth is women in the workplace dont
have to fight nearly as hard for opportunities,
or to dispel stereotypes, as they did before.
Orman - Woman
If the boss is a jerk, get over it. First
of all, dont you think theres
a good chance that your bosss boss
knows whats going on? If so, just
keep your head down and do the work. Usually,
if you put in maximum effort and produce
excellent results, someone in the company
is going to take notice. Either you will
get promoted or your jerky boss will get
the heave-ho. It happens all the time.
Orman - Jobs
Try handling problems in the office as dispassionately
as you can and I guarantee you will have
a better time of it; not least because when
you bring emotion into the conversation,
you furnish your colleagues with an easy
out for dismissing you. If you
are able to strip out the emotion, however,
people have to deal with you based on the
Orman - Jobs
Most new jobs wont come from our biggest
employers. They will come from our smallest.
Weve got to do everything we can to
make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
Perot - Jobs
You got to like your work. You have got
to like what you are doing, you have got
to be doing something worthwhile so you
can like it.. because it is worthwhile,
that it makes a difference, don't you see?
Sanders - Work
We want passion for our business.. workers
who can interpret and execute our mission,
who want to build a career, not just take
a temporary job.
Schultz - Employee
Hiring people is an art, not a science,
and resumes can't tell you whether someone
will fit into a company's culture. When
you realize you've made a mistake, you need
to cut your losses and move on.
Schultz - Employee
If you do the right job then money will
come to you. Because people who need you
will request, will ask for you, will attract
you, and will be willing to pay you for
Silva - Jobs
I'm doing everything I can to sabotage my career. It's a little thing called
"fear of success".
Stewart - Career
- Fear -
If we actually love what we're doing and we go and do what we love, and every
day we get up because we're really happy to get up and go and do what we do, you
can't actually do that without expression, and art forms part of that mix of expression
that makes the whole package of life so enjoyable to be in
Stokes - Love
- Jobs -
Collecting - Enjoyment
Leaders are made, not born. You learn to become a leader by doing what other excellent
leaders have done before you. You become proficient in your job or skill, and
then you become proficient at understanding the motivations and behaviors of other
Tracy - Learning
- Jobs -
Your income is a direct reward for the quality and quantity of the services
you render to your world. Whatever field you are in, if you want to double your
income, you simply have to double the quality and quantity of what you do for
that income. Or you have to change activities and occupations so that what you
are doing is worth twice as much.
Tracy - Goals
My son is now an "entrepreneur."
That's what you're called when you don't
have a job.
Turner - Entrepreneurs
My main job was developing talent. I was
a gardener providing water and other nourishment
to our top 750 people. Of course, I had
to pull out some weeds, too.
Welch - Management
We also need to reduce corporate tax rates.
This applies to small, medium and large
businesses. At 35 percent, we have the second
highest corporate rates in the world. It
restricts the growth of small enterprises
that need to plow capital back into their
businesses and forces companies and jobs
to move overseas.
Whitman - Small
Business - Companies
If we dont rededicate ourselves to
education with the same attitude Americans
have applied to going to the moon and fighting
wars, the results will be profound. We will
gradually lose our successful workforce.
Whitman - Education
You know you are on the road to success
if you would do your job, and not be paid
Winfrey - Work
If my son wants to be a pimp when he grows
up, that's fine with me. I hope he's a good
one and enjoys it and doesn't get caught.
I'll support him in this. But if he wants
to be a network administrator, he's out
of the house and not part of my family.
Wozniak - Funny
Research indicates that workers have three
prime needs: Interesting work, recognition
for doing a good job, and being let in on
things that are going on in the company.
Ziglar - Employee
Many companies have long contended that stress in the home causes productivity
loss in the market place.. and it does. But research now reveals that stress on
the job causes stress at home. In other words, they feed off each other.
Ziglar - Employee
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