I'm out frolicking in the sand and surf of Jamaica at the moment, so please leave a message at the beep. Don't worry though, I've arranged for this lovely repost to help keep your mind off of the fact that you're in blah winter and I'm in Paradise.

*Originally posted on 3/9/07*

We're learning about Motivation in my management class at school. Basically we learned that we're a very cynical bunch, and are not at all motivated by anything. The most fun we had all night was reading through Demotivators, which are the opposite of those Motivational posters you see in companies everywhere. Check them out. If you don't have time to check them out, then just read the best ones that I've picked out below, but you'll miss seeing the pretty pictures that go along with them.

My favorites include:

When birds fly in the right formation, they need only exert half the effort. Even in nature, teamwork results in collective laziness.

Sometimes the best solution to morale problems is just to fire all of the unhappy people.

A company that will go to the ends of the Earth for its people will find it can hire them for about 10% of the cost of Americans.

Leaders are like eagles. We don't have either of them here.

It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon.

The race for quality has no finish line- so technically, it's more like a death march.

When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's really a meteorite hurtling to the Earth which will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteor.

The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the lawnmower.