Bessie-isms and Quotable for March 10, 2016


*Never forget that your employer has different goals than you do. You’re hired to provide a service, and to help generate revenue, not to help you advance your career, or to fulfill your personal destiny. Often those competing aims will conflict, and you only have you to depend on to get what you need. If you’re treated like a galley slave, it’s because you  signed onto a galley of your own volition.

*A daughter may well be punished by her father for displaying the traits of her mother that her father most dislikes. The same is true of sons and mothers. We should be bigger, and not do that, but few are able to rise above the urge.


The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot