Corporation Jokes

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    A magazine recently ran a "Dilbert Quotes" contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real life Dilbert-type managers. Here are the finalists:
    1. "As of tomorrow, employees will only be able to access the building using individual security cards. Pictures will be taken next Wednesday and employees will receive their cards in two weeks." (This was the winning quote from Fred Dales at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, WA.)
    2. "What I need is a list of specific unknown problems we will encounter." (Lykes Lines Shipping)
    3. "E-mail is not to be used to pass on information or data. It should be used only for company business." (Accounting manager, Electric Boat Company)
    4. "This project is so important, we can't let things that are more important interfere with it." (Advertising/Marketing manager, United Parcel Service)
    5. "Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule."
    6. more...

    The president of the Festive Foods Corporation was included in a papal audience and he took the opportunity of making a business proposition to the Pope; that if he could arrange for the Lord's Prayer to be changed from "Give us this day our daily bread" to "Give us this day our daily turkey" throughout the whole of Advent and Christmas. In exchange the Festive Foods Corporation would give £20 million to Catholic charities. The Pope declined his offer. A few weeks later the man called the Pope and upped the offer to £50 million; but once again it was turned down. A few weeks before the beginning of Advent the man came back to the Pope with an astonishing offer of £100 million. The Pope considered all the good works that could be done with such a large amount of money and decided to go ahead. The next day he called a special meeting of the Cardinals to let them know about the situation. "Well" said the Pope. "I have good news and bad news. The good more...

    The "Two Cow Explanation" of what makes...
    A Christian Democrat: You have two cows. You keep one and give one to your neighbor.
    A Socialist (or a Canadian New Democrat): You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
    A Republican (or a Canadian Conservative): You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So what?
    A Democrat (or a Canadian Liberal): You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. You vote people into office who tax your cows, forcing you to sell one to raise money to pay the tax. The people you voted for then take the tax money and buy a cow and give it to your neighbor. You feel righteous.
    A Communist: You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
    A Fascist: You have two cows. The government seizes both and sells you the milk. You join the underground and start a campaign of sabotage.
    Democracy, American Style: You have two cows. The more...

    The following is supposedly a true story. To be included, besides being true, the story is most likely strange, weird, surprising, or funny.Apple Corporation Sues Itself.[AP] In a move that has industrial analysts scratching their heads, Apple Computers has filed suit against Apple Computers Corporation. The company claims that Apple has violated the Look and Feel of their own machines which has helped to make the company famous.An Apple Spokesperson stated "This is no joke. If we don't protect our copyrighted interface, everyone will use it and we could lose the exclusive right. So it is in our best interests to sue anyone who uses the Macintosh Look and Feel, including ourselves." The spokesperson says Apple has retained the prestigious LA law firm of Kukla, Fran and Ollie to spearhead the lawsuit. Apple's in house lawyers will defend.Long time Apple observer Ernest Dinklefwat stated that this is a sure sign that Apple has too many lawyers and not enough engineers. more...

    Lerman's Law of Technology:
    Any technical problem can be overcome given
    enough time and money.
    You are never given enough time or money. Law of the Search:
    The first place to look for anything is the last place you would expect to find it.
    It will not be in the last place you expect to find it. Kaufman's Paradox of the Corporation:
    The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.
    The Salary Axiom:
    The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take-home pay. Miller's Law of Insurance:
    Insurance covers everything except what happens. First Law of Living:
    As soon as you start doing what you always wanted to be doing, you'll want to be doing something else. Weiner's Law of Libraries:
    There are no answers, only cross-references. Isaac's Strange Rule of Staleness:
    Any food that starts out hard more...

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