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Too many supervisors

Man with hands in his pocket

Peter was telling a friend that he had just lost his job. “ Why did the supervisor fire you?” the friend asked in surprise. 

“Oh,” Peter said, “you know how supervisors are. They stand around with their hands in their pockets watching everybody else work.”

“We all know that,” replied his friend. “But why did he dismiss you?”

“Jealousy,” answered Pete. “All the other workers thought I was the supervisor.”

Check your spelling

Do the Merriam-Webster ‘Spell It‘ quiz to see if you can spell the commonly misspelled words. They have lots of different versions, so you can play it again and again. All you have to do is listen to the words, spell them out and then check to see how good you are. Good luck!

If you have enough money …

“Of course, if one had enough money to go to America, one wouldn’t go.” Oscar Wilde

Want more from your career and life?

Simplify Your Future from Bruce Kasanoff (speaker and writer who helps companies with both employee engagement and customer engagement) If you want more from your career and life, you might like to follow some of the recommendations in this little presentation with good insights and lovely photos. And if you would like to read Bruce Kasanoff’sContinue Reading

Dread the thought!

“Why do footballers wear shorts?” “Because they would be arrested if they didn’t.”

Words of inspiration

“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” John Whitmore This reminds me that there’s a big difference between what is taught and what is learned. Would you agree with me that the most powerful learning takes place when you get excitedContinue Reading

Eating in China

I’ve learned a lot from etiquette expert William Hanson on how to behave when dining in China (so I’m prepared if I ever do go!). (Perhaps the company I’m working for at present wants to send me!) Would you know what to do and what not to do? Watch the video to find out.

What does it mean? ;)

The company is looking for someone with: “Good communication skills.” So what does that mean? Management communicates, you listen, figure out what they want and do it. 😉  

So how good is your vocab?

If you want to find out how many words you know, you might like to do this test.

Finding it difficult to speak English?

“The devil take the English and their language! They take a dozen monosyllabic words in their jaws, chew them, crunch them and spit them out again and call that speaking.” Heinrich Heine