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Quotes About Job

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Jarod Kintz
“I like to call in sick to work at places where I’ve never held a job. Then when the manager tells me I don’t work there, I tell them I’d like to. But not today, as I’m sick.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

Toni Morrison
“I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”
Toni Morrison

Seth Godin
“The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed.

Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.

The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it's a job.

Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.

I call the process of doing your art 'the work.' It's possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that's how you become a linchpin.

The job is not the work.”
Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
Jimmy Johnson

Jarod Kintz
“After losing my job, I felt the only options available to me were razors, cyanide, or a shot to the face, until Renaldo, being the good friend that he is, reminded me how to tie a noose.
”
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

Nicholas Sparks
“You should read something else."
Why would he have done that to him?"
I don't know," she said.
Do you ever feel like Job?"
She smiled, a little twinkle in her eyes.
Sometimes."
But you haven't lost your faith?"
No," I knew she hadn't, but I think I was losing mine.
Is it because you think you might get better?"
No," she said,"its because its the only thing I have left.”
Nicholas Sparks

John Kennedy Toole
“Apparently I lack some particular perversion which today's employer is seeking. ”
John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

Haruki Murakami
“I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world.”
Haruki Murakami

Charles Bukowski
“That’s when I first learned that it wasn’t enough to just do your job, you had to have an interest in it, even a passion for it.”
Charles Bukowski
tags: job, work

Jarod Kintz
“I don't want to work a 9-5 job, because 20 hours a day is just too much.”
Jarod Kintz, There are Two Typos of People in This World: Those Who Can Edit and Those Who Can't

Ilona Andrews
“Everybody has something, that one thing they must do to feel happy. I think this is yours, and I want you to be happy. You don’t have to do it, but it’s here if you choose to come back to it.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds

Karl Lagerfeld
“I like to reinvent myself — it’s part of my job.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Jarod Kintz
“A part-time worker is fully employed, half the time. In other words, they are part-time unemployees. 
”
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

Lisa Kleypas
“Cat doesn’t have to work. She’s a woman of independent means. I settled enough money on her to allow her the freedom to do anything she wished. She went to boarding school for four years, and stayed to teach for another two. Eventually she came to me and said she’d accepted a position as a governess for the Hathaway family. I believe you were in France with Win at
the time. Cat went for the interview, Cam and Amelia liked her, Beatrix and Poppy clearly needed her, and no one seemed inclined to question her lack of experience.”
“Of course not,” Leo said acidly. “My family would never bother with something so insignificant as job experience. I’m sure they started the interview by asking what her favorite
color was.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Dick Francis
“Most people think, when they're young, that they're going to the top of their chosen world, and that the climb up is only a formality. Without that faith, I suppose, they might never start. Somewhere on the way they lift their eyes to the summit and know they aren't going to reach it; and happiness then is looking down and enjoying the view they've got, not envying the one they haven't.”
Dick Francis, Reflex

Jarod Kintz
“I had to quit my taxi cab driving job because I had no way to get to work. The problem was I kept calling myself to come pick me up.”
Jarod Kintz, I Should Have Renamed This

Jarod Kintz
“If I were a taxi cab driver, as lots of writers supposedly are, and my boss were to tell me that I couldn’t read on the job, I’d obediently go around running every STOP sign.”
Jarod Kintz, I Should Have Renamed This

Toba Beta
“If to love each other is the job,
then the happy life is the salary.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Jarod Kintz
“When I found him lying in the ditch holding a shovel, I thought he was sleeping on the job. Turns out he was being even lazier, and he was in fact dead. 
”
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

Jarod Kintz
“I met a guy who had an interesting job. He was a meat cutter, or a meat slicer, something like that. I probably butchered his job title.
”
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

Jarod Kintz
“I work for a mom and pop business. They’re my mom and pop, and by work I mean they give me an allowance. But that’ll end soon. By age 30, in just a few months, they said it’d be time for me to earn a living. I guess that means they’ll want me to start mowing the lawn.
”
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

Jarod Kintz
“I didn’t list listening as one of my skills, probably because I didn’t hear what the interviewer asked.
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Jarod Kintz
“Crying about the economy is a strategy. It won’t get you a job, but it will keep Kleenex in business.
”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Janet Skeslien Charles
“My job is to scream cockle-doodle-doo. Don't blame me if the sun doesn't rise.”
Janet Skeslien Charles, Moonlight in Odessa

Jarod Kintz
“So I got a new job, and I start tomorrow. I’m excited to have a job, and bummed out I’m going to be working.”
Jarod Kintz, $3.33

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because he will find an easy way to do it.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Jarod Kintz
“Before I make you boss, I want to tattoo “Assistant” around your asshole.
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

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