Corporate Lessons Learned
Last Updated on September 4, 2020 by Paula
I think I goofed.
It is the third day of December NaBloPoMo (NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Posting Month. For details on it and how to join, go here), and after finishing one round in November over at my Mommy blog,
I am experiencing a burn-out.
Having the theme: Work (which I actually detest, thank you very much) isn’t helping either.
It is only my third day (thirty-third day actually, if I include all the posts I did on my other blog) and I want to throw in the towel and give up.
Thankfully, I came over this post made by Jon in one of the online writing communities I have joined and I am reposting it here, of course with his permission.
This is all about Lessons Learned
Everyday, there are lessons to be learned.
Corporate Lesson 1:
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor.
Before she says a word, Bob says,”I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel!”
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 dollars and leaves.
The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.
When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, “Who was that?”
“It was Bob, the next door neighbor,”she replies.
“Great!,” the husband says. “Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?”
Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.
Corporate Lesson 2
A Sales Rep, an Administration Clerk and the Manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish.”
“Me first! Me first!” says the Admin. Clerk.
“I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.”
Poof! She’s gone.
“Me next! Me next!” says the Sales Rep. “I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.”
Poof! He’s gone.
“OK, you’re up next,” the Genie says to the Manager.
The Manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”
Moral of the story:Always let your boss have the first say.
Corporate Lesson 3
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?”
The crow answered: “Sure, why not.”
So the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow and rested. A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story:To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.
Corporate Lesson 4:
A turkey was chatting with a bull.
“I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, but I haven’t got the energy.”
“Well, why don’t you nibble on my droppings?” replied the bull. “They’re packed with nutrients.”
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.
The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.
Finally after a fourth night, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree.
Soon, a farmer, who spotted him, shot the turkey out of the tree.
Moral of the story:Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.
So what lesson have you learned today?
That is hilarious!! I thoroughly enjoyed your corporate lessons. They started my Monday off with a smile!
I read about this in one of those Stumbles. I was laughing at the end.
Humorous but very true lessons.
I deleted one corporate lesson (about the priest and the nun)
The first story never failed to make me smile. Lesson.. is to learn the skill of "deadma" to some stubborn and difficult people. Not to make them ruin your day. Infect them with your positive attitude than let them do it to you. 🙂
I already heard of the last one during our management trainee lectures.
This is what Daddy Allan is telling me last week. Our Nutritionist gave the last two as she made a lecture to our management trainee. I like the last one the most. 🙂
oh, these are witty lessons but its factual
Interesting lessons. I heard the first two but not the rest.
These are great quotes for leadership seminars. It is funny and comes with a moral lesson. A great anecdote.
I like number three! All are hilarious and witty but I like the third one the most.
Hahaha – I enjoyed reading these lessons, especially the 1st one. My corporate lesson for the day is "the buck stops here." 0_o
I had a good laugh while reading this post! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thanks for sharing this. I remembered to have read this before but I forgot already, so thanks for reminding me. I may want to share it with my Boss. 🙂
Hahaha! Thanks for posting these stories. It made my day.
I like this one ha: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.
Don't stop with your NaBloPoMo! keep it up ha
hahaha.. I can't help laughing with #4, very funny but very true. 🙂
Thanks for sharing!!! all are very true. I like No. 3 but in reality, even those who are very high up are even more busy … and that keeps them there!!!
LOL! I've read some of these way back. There's some general truth to them. 🙂
I love the story number 1. She got owned!
I love it! That is soo funny!
I love the stories. It's plain but full of meaning. Yes we all need to have some sort of openness and think of things before we act.
nice stories.. i smile after reading the number 3…
Funny aint it? Last, the lesson that bull* can get you there but wont let you stay there rings true..
The best lessons ever for people who's smart at all.
Love reading you nuggets of wisdom here 🙂 Keep writing 🙂
Very funny! And the irony, I'm still in the corporate bondage…. hahaha…
This lessons are very true in the corporate world.
oh boy this just made my sunday morning.
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