An employee comes into her manager’s office to take a day off from work.
The manager replies, “So you want a day off. Let’s take a look at what you are asking for. There are 365 days per year available for work. There are 52 weeks per year in which you already have 2 days off per week, leaving 261 days available for work. Since you spend 16 hours each day away from work, you have used up 170 days, leaving only 91 days available. You spend 30 minutes each day on coffee break, which counts for 23 days each year, leaving only 68 days available. With a 1-hour lunch each day, you used up another 46 days, leaving only 22 days available for work. You normally spend 2 days per year on sick leave. This leaves you only 20 days per year available for work. We are off 5 holidays per year, so your available working time is down to 15 days. We generously give 14 days vacation per year which leaves only 1 day available for work and I’ll be darned if you are going to take that day off!”
I presume that you’re reading my tips, tricks and resources because you want to improve your English skills. However, if you’re a bit frustrated at the moment because you are not making enough progress, it might help you to understand the advantages of learning a foreign languages.
For example, it can help you improve your memory. Or it can help you to find new ways of seeing things. You might even become a better multi-tasker.
And who knows? Even if you don’t need English now, you might need it in the future! So keep on reading my posts … 😉
How NeighborGoods Works from NeighborGoods on Vimeo.
We all have so many things stored in our cellars and gardens, don’t we? What do you think about this business idea I read about in America? NeighborGoods will let you share equipment with neighbours, like lawnmowers, ladders and drills. They say it’s a great way to save money and resources, and to strengthen the community.
Could this be a success in Germany, too? Or do we already have something similar here?
“There are four different kinds of bones in an organisation: wish-bones, who wish someone else would do it; jaw-bones, who talk a lot but do very little; knuckle-bones, who knock what everyone else does; and backbones, who do the work.”
So which group do you belong to? 😉
China Daily is an English-language daily newspaper which is published in the People’s Republic of China. It offers a “window into China” and has some wonderful online photo galleries with easy-to-read captions – all giving an insight into life in Asia. Look at some wonderful pictures showing life in Tibet
and learn what Tibetans do to wish for a bumper harvest!
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.”