https://thehiredpens.com/wp-content/uploads/TheHiredPens-Logo.png 0 0 Dan O'Sullivan https://thehiredpens.com/wp-content/uploads/TheHiredPens-Logo.png Dan O'Sullivan2011-10-21 13:43:042020-06-01 23:42:26At The Hired Pens, People Are Our Fourth-Most Valuable Asset
At The Hired Pens, People Are Our Fourth-Most Valuable Asset
A random thought for a Friday afternoon: Many companies like to say people are their greatest asset. But do they really mean it? I doubt it. After all, people come and go. But true assets — like, say, a solid file cabinet — stick around forever.
After conducting a thorough analysis, Anna and I ranked The Hired Pens’ assets in the following order according to value:
- Our slick sound system (with built-in cassette player)
- Our new Ikea bookshelf (the “Lerberg” — how delightfully Swedish!)
- Our snack drawer (which prevents Anna from getting too grumpy in the afternoon)
- Our people
- Our rotating stand-up fan (with remote control)
We just thought you should know.
Comedy that actually made me laugh. What a concept!
We do it for good, hardworking people like you.
It follows that your fourth valued asset has only two legs to stand on whereby your second-most valuable asset has four legs to stand on. Got any openings for a centipede? Surely this would get a leg up on the bookshelf. Of course the centipede might not stick around for long – being number two means always being worried about getting the boot- and with that many legs, getting the boot could really be smarts.
On your advice, we hired a centipede last week. Little did we know they have such short life expectancies…
Fans never get any respect.