Contributed by Tom Papez on Jul 27, 2009
Do you ever feel overworked, over-regulated, under-leisured, under-benefited? Take heart. This notice was found in the ruins of a London office building. It was dated 1852.
1. This firm has reduced the hours of work, and the clerical staff will now only have to be present between the hours of 7
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 1, 2009
Dr. Harry Ironside - When I was a boy, I felt it was both a duty and a privilege to help my widowed mother make ends meet by finding employment in vacation time, on Saturdays and other times when I did not have to be in school. For quite a while I worked for a Scottish shoemaker, or "cobbler," as
Contributed by Scott Bounds on Dec 20, 2009
I once heard a story of a man who was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he could see a person going back and forth between the surf’s edge and the beach. Back and forth this person went. As the man approached he could see that there were
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 1, 2010
Shoe Repair Receipt Submitted After 20 Years
Many years ago, the L.A. Times carried a story about a man who went to the house where he grew up and knocked on the door. It had been 20 years since he lived there, so he grew a little sentimental. He asked the current owners if he could walk through
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Feb 9, 2010
- AUTO BODY REPAIR MINISTRY--I have a friend back home, Michael. Michael is without a doubt a man with a call from Jesus Christ into ministry. Michael ministry is owning and running an auto body repair shop. Running an auto body repair shop may sound like the farthest thing there is from a church,
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010
Kim Linehan holds the world record in the Women's 1500-meter freestyle. According to her coach, Paul Bergen, the 18-year-old is the leading amateur woman distance swimmer in the world. Kim does endless exercises and swims 7 to 12
Moreover, Benedict tells us what decent work is. It expresses the “essential dignity of every man and woman in the context of their particular society: work that is freely chosen, effectively associating workers, both men and women, with the development of their community; work that enables the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2010
Many of us here are employed in some form or another. Employment means that you have committed yourself to an occupation from which you derive your livelihood. You are selling your time to another person.
The average person will spend almost 100,000 hours at work during
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2010
Contentment in the Workplace
One of the keys to contentment in your work and finding fulfillment in every area of life is learning to be thankful for what you have been given. Wanting to move forward in your career is not a problem unless it means that you take where you are for granted. As one
Contributed by Michael Bolin on Sep 10, 2010
How many of you remember, on August the 5th, the bus crash that killed two people and injured band students on both buses? The news reported the 2 buses, with high school band students, were going to an amusement park when they slammed into a freeway wreck that happened right in front of them,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 12, 2003
Employed by the human-development center of a corporation in the midwest, my friend trains employees in proper dress codes and etiquette.
One day as she was stepping onto the elevator, a man casually dressed in jeans and a golf shirt got on with her.
Thinking of her responsibilities, she
Contributed by Rick Labate on Feb 19, 2003
King Henry III grew tired of court life and the pressures of being the king so he applied to a monastery to be accepted for a life of contemplation. The religious superior said to him, “Your Majesty, do you understand that the pledge here is one of obedience? That will be hard because you have
Contributed by Victor Yap on Mar 20, 2003
A local business puts a sign in the window, stating the following: “HELP WANTED. Must be able to type, must be good with a computer and must be bilingual. We are an equal opportunity employer.?
A short time afterwards, a dog trotted into the office manager’s office, jumped up on the chair and
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jun 23, 2003
Sales motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, in his book, Over the Top, points something out that I had never considered before reading it.
He says that we work our hardest just before a vacation. We try super hard to get everything done so we can relax when we get on vacation.
Ziglar says that if
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 12, 2004
LONDON (Reuters) - A leading British brain surgeon has been suspended from work following a dispute over a bowl of soup.
Dr Terence Hope was sent home from the Queen’s Medical Center in Nottingham, where newspapers say there is a 39-day waiting list for brain operations, after being accused
Mclemore in his book Toxic Relationships and How to Change Them notes: “
As Christians, we have a duty to care, sincerely and deeply, about the wellbeing of others. This is the core of the love that we are to have for all persons. It is also the foundation for the fellowship we can enjoy with
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 19, 2004
George Moore tells the true story of Irish peasants in the depression era that were hired by a wealthy benefactor to build some roads. When they started the job the men worked well, they sang their Irish songs and put their total energies into the job. They were so glad to be back to work again.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2004
“Who’s Job is it?”
This is a story about four people
EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, and NOBODY.
There was an important job to be done and
EVERYBODY thought SOMEBODY would do it.
ANYBODY could have done it, but NOBODY did it.
SOMEBODY got angry about this because it was EVERYBODY’S
A young salesman walked up to the receptionist and asked to see the company’s sales manager. Ushered into the office, he said, "I don’t suppose you want to buy any life insurance, do you?" "No," replied the sales manager curtly. "I didn’t think so," said the salesman dejectedly, getting up to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 28, 2004
THE REAL DEAL?
Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young accountant who was fresh out of school, "What starting salary were you thinking about?" The Accountant said, "In the neighborhood of 100,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."