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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 22, 2000
The ability to confront issues is really important to a successful career, maybe even a successful life. - Amy Digeso
Source: The Motivation Mailer, firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
At work when trouble makers have been shifted to new departments, they have sometimes surprised everyone and turned into very satisfactory employees. All it took, in many cases, was a manager who recognized the problem. By giving the employees more attention and more credit, the boss turned the situation around.
There are lots of ways to make employees feel that their jobs are important:
-Talk with them frequently.
- Explain the importance of doing this job well.
-Give them occasional special responsibilities.
-Watch for special abilities; praise good work in front of others.
- Ask their opinion about various problems.
-Listen to their opinions. Show an interest in them and their personal lives.
- By John L. Beckley
Source: Bits & Pieces, October 14, 1993, Copyright (c) Economic Press - www.epinc.com/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
DICTIONARY DAFFYNITIONS . . .
Part 4 of 6 [May 17,30, Jun 12,22, Jul 3,13]
Compiled by WITandWISDOM(tm) 2000
Fission: What Huck Finn did when he played hookey.
Flattery: Phony express.
Foot: A device for finding furniture in the dark.
Germinate: To become a naturalized German.
Grateful: What it takes to build a good fire.
Gravity: Not just a good idea, it's the law!
Gross ignorance: 144 times worse than normal ignorance.
Handicap: A ready-to-use hat
Handkerchief: Cold Storage.
Hari-Kari: Transporting a wig.
Health: The slowest possible rate of dying.
Heroes: What a guy in a boat does.
Hypochondriac: A guy who won't let well enough alone
Hypothesis: What a boy says to his father on the telephone.
Indecision: Under the whether.
Inflation: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
Intense: Where campers sleep.
Karaoke: A Japanese word meaning "tone deaf".
Ketchup: What the runners behind in a race want to do.
Kinship: Your brother's boat.
Laundress: A gown worn while sitting on the grass.
Left Bank: What the robber did when his bag was full of loot.
Legend: The edge of a cliff.
Liter: A nest of young puppies.
Midget: Center engine of a three-engine fast plane.
Minimum: A very small mother.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
When Maria, the daughter of William Howard Taft III, was a shy schoolgirl, she was asked by her teacher for a brief family history. This is what Maria wrote:
My great-grandfather was President of the United States.
My grandfather was Senator from Ohio.
My father is Ambassador to Ireland.
I am a Brownie.
Source: Giggles & Grins Copyright (c) 2000 by Igiggle@aol.com All Rights Reserved, gigglesngrins- email@example.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
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Source: Yahoo! Internet Life, Copyright (c) July, 2000 via http://www.witandwisdom.org