Job quotes and sayings

American families be warned, if the White House doesn’t send your jobs overseas, they’ll send your kids.
Joe Baca

Modeling was another job like some of the other ones I had. Working as a cashier, I delivered newspapers, I worked in a retirement home feeding elderly people. . . so I never stopped and thought about, boy, I’m a successful model.
Kathy Ireland

I made education the highest priority of my campaign – actually education and jobs – and the reason is a simple one: I think the future of America depends on it.
Charles Schumer

NAFTA recognizes the reality of today’s economy – globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity.
John F. Kerry

Estimates show that small businesses contribute 60-80 percent of the net new jobs annually.
Michael K. Simpson

You do a lot more growing between the ages of 16 and 19 than you do from 27 to 30. Sometimes I’m immature, but most of the time I’ve got a handle on things. Other people my age go to school, then pursue their career, then get a job, and I’m kind of there. I have a house. I have a job. It’s like, ‘What’s next?’.
Anonymous

It’s a very, very tough market. So unless you do a really good job, you buy the right products from the manufacturers, you service the customer, they keep coming back, they bring their friends in, it’s all about numbers, numbers, numbers.
John Ilhan

You need education. You need subsistence protection. We need jobs and social security. These are preconditions under which it will perhaps be possible to deal with these complex circumstances.
Ulrich Beck

Up until like five seconds ago, I just took what jobs came along.
Paul Bettany

I’m not after fame and success and fortune and power. It’s mostly [that I want] to have a good job and have good friends; that’s the good stuff in life.
Drew Barrymore

It didn’t seem remotely possible. I had no idea how people got those jobs, I didn’t know what the steps were, it never even dawned on me. It seemed so outside the realm of possibility.
Chuck Klosterman

There’s a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over — and to let go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its value.
Ellen Goodman

I saw that Meryl Streep said, I just want to do my job well. And really, that’s all I’m ever trying to do.
Paul McCartney

They talk about how hard coaches work. They work 18, 20 hours a day. They sleep on a couch. They don’t come home. You know, that’s not the hard job. The hard job is a coach’s wife, believe me. The job of the coach’s wife, she has to be mother, father, driver, doctor, nurse, coach, everything, because the coach is out there working.
John Madden

Understandably, no peace can sustained when people continue to suffer from hunger, lack of jobs, lack of basic public services – and most of all – lack of opportunity or hope.
Mikhail Saakashvili

What do you do if you are asked to do a job, first by the Prime Minister, and then by the King? How can you refuse?
Lord Mountbatten

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.
William Glasser

We have to be a state where business is welcome and jobs are created. We have to demand value for what is spent and we need to continue to resist a lottery.
Jesse Helms

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.
Jeff Bezos

I use a different style if I’m speaking to a big crowd; I can gin up folks pretty well. But when I’m in these town hall settings, my job is not to throw them a lot of red meat. I want to give them a sense of my thought process.
Barack Obama

Sure it’s a big job; but I don’t know anyone who can do it better than I can.
John F. Kennedy

Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet’s job. The rest is literature.
Jean Cocteau

However, before we make the mistake of patting ourselves on the back, let’s remember: government does not create jobs. It only helps create the conditions that make jobs more or less likely. The real credit for our economic renewal belongs to the people of Alabama .
Bob Riley

I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests. Let politics stand down for a while. don’t waste anytime thinking about future elections until we’ve done our jobs here.
Bob Riley

It’s been said that government doesn’t create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can excel and expand.
Christine Gregoire

It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too.
Josh Billings

We must never forget that it is the private sector – not government – that is the engine of economic opportunity. Businesses, particularly small businesses, flourish and can provide good jobs when government acts as a productive partner.
Bill Richardson

As skills and energy became more of a demand, people who didn’t have skills just got left behind, got shuttled to the side. Education didn’t keep up with their promise. Education didn’t prepare them for this new world. Jobs went overseas.
Julian Bond

He wants to be his own man and be recognized for what he’s done. He’s not asking for anything because of his name. That was a tough situation to go into at Alabama, but he probably wouldn’t have been given the job if the situation would have been different.
Don Shula

Any time you take a chance you better be sure the rewards are worth the risk because they can put you away just as fast for a ten dollar heist as they can for a million dollar job.
Stanley Kubrick

Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.
Maggie Gallagher

I thought in this country, the best social program was a job. Yet minimum wage jobs aren’t paying enough to keep families out of poverty.
Barbara Mikulski

We’re living proof that you don’t need talent or good looks to make it in music. People ask what it takes to become a successful rock band. I always say just f**king quit your job and live on the street. And when you get really hungry you’ll
Paul Leary

I’ve got a woman’s ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
Margaret Thatcher

We had hundreds of thousands of people all dedicated to doing the perfect job, and I think they did about as well as anyone could ever have expected.
Neil Armstrong

I had a deliberate plan to get into movies by becoming a model, so I went to New York and got a job pretending to be a mannequin in store windows.
Geena Davis

Come forth, Lazarus! And he came fifth and lost the job.
James Joyce

Instead of creating new jobs, Republicans gave tax cuts to companies that send jobs overseas.
Joe Baca

Parenting is an impossible job at any age.
Harrison Ford

Parenting is the most important job on the planet next to keeping Gary Busey off the nation’s highways.
Dennis Miller

Can you imagine the Founding Fathers saying that the major source of authority in [your] life can make you drop your pants and urinate as a condition of getting or keeping a job?
Gene Guerrero

I could have closed down bits of British Home Stores to make more money but it’s not my style. I want to make my money as a retailer, not by putting people out of work.
Philip Green

It’s a great chance and opportunity for me to go out and try to prove myself and compete for the job. Whether it’s right now or I sit behind a guy and push him through practice for however long it takes, I’m just ready to go and compete.
JaMarcus Russell

Trade creates jobs and lifts people out of poverty. And when that happens, societies stabilize and grow. And there is nothing like a stable society to fight terrorism and strengthen democracy, freedom and rule of law.
Dennis Hastert

Al Gore has found a new job. He is going to teach journalism at Columbia University, which is ironic isn’t it? The guy who did all the coke winds up going to the White House, the guy who didn’t do coke goes to Columbia.
Jay Leno

Garden: A thing of beauty and a job forever.
Anonymous

The way we’re really going to grow the economy is to invest in people, to invest in innovation, to have the federal government put money in the kind of research that will create the new high-technology, biotechnology industries that will create the millions of new jobs.
Joe Lieberman

When we talk about settling the world’s problems, we’re barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
Joseph Campbell

So I don’t really focus too much on that, and I think it’s dangerous if your goal in life is to get the other guy, then you’re not going to be doing a really quality job yourself.
Katie Couric

Small businesses are vital contributors to our economy. They are the economic engine that is creating jobs, exploring innovation, and expanding opportunities for Americans in every community across the Nation.
Allyson Schwartz

I have been increasingly moved to wonder whether my job is a job or a racket, whether economists, and particularly economic theorists, may not be in the position that Cicero, citing Cato, ascribed to the augurs of Romeöthat they should cover their faces or burst into laughter when they met on the street.
Frank Hyneman Knight

What I’m getting at is, you know, if we really want to get serious about helping all the people living in the street and getting people jobs, we could just hire half the people in the country to spy on the other half.
Jello Biafra

It makes me angry to think that . . . female sanitation workers will spend their days doing a job most of their co-workers think they can’t handle, and then they will go home and do another job most of their co-workers don’t want.
Anna Quindlen

President Bush has said that the ecomnomy is growing, that there are jobs out there. But you know, it’s a long commute to China to get those jobs.
Tom Daschle

Try handling problems in the office as dispassionately as you can and I guarantee you will have a better time of it; not least because when you bring emotion into the conversation, you furnish your colleagues with an easy “out” for dismissing you. If you are able to strip out the emotion, however, people have to deal with you based on the facts.
Suze Orman

And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player. I want to really learn the business.
Shaquille O’Neal

I feel fine, I don’t care who the director is. All you have to do is know what your doing – all of us – everybody in the business – that’s all you ask anyone – you know your job, I know mine, let’s go do it.
Morgan Freeman

It never entered my father’s mind nor my mind ever to do a job othe than at one’s best ability.
Lord Mountbatten

Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There’s no particular virtue in that. Democracy isn’t a gift. It’s a responsibility.
Dalton Trumbo

I think it’s still hard for me to turn down work if it’s really good because for so many years I was so desperate to get a job and couldn’t and so it’s kind of an anathema for me to turn down work.
Matt Damon