Skip to comments.No pandering to snowflakes here! Motivational posters from the 1920s that taught workers to pull their socks up
Posted on 01/17/2022 7:58:08 AM PST by mairdie
A fascinating collection of 1920s 'life-coaching' posters which were designed to encourage good behaviour in the workplace have come to light.
They were produced by the now-defunct print company Parker-Holladay who created the well-dressed character Bill Jones to dispense pearls of wisdom and have emerged for sale for £3,000 with Ewbank's Auctions, of Woking, Surrey.
The 'productivity at work' posters were placed in factories and offices across Britain and carried messages about self-control and avoiding confrontation. They were so successful that they were used in America and Canada.
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In the 80’s, this joke would go around via fax:
Our New Incentive Plan:
-Work Or Be Fired-
“Can’t we just all get along?”. That would be nice, but sooner of later some assclown comes along and wants to be the boss of you. It’s what humans do.
Yes. It is human nature.
Problem is, conservatives see that as a flaw, and Leftists see that as virtue.
The motivational posters must have worked, because they were immediately followed by the Great Depression.
Or ... trophies for everyone. No effort required.
I remember, in the 80’s and 90’s, the magic mantra, “Do more with less!” Like if they didn’t allow you what you needed it would somehow enable you to do miracles.
Bullying. It’s what they do.
A term that comes to mind is “fragging”. If he wants to be boss, he has to protect you, or at least care for you. If he can’t, get rid of him.
The Rumours one is timely. Seems to be the business plan for MSM and CCP-owned big tech.
The 1920s was a different country. They do things differently there.
We the unwilling
Led by the unknowing
Are doing the impossible
For the ungrateful
We have done so much
For so long
With so little
We are now qualified to do anything
“Want to see new places?....Want to meet new people?.........SCREW UP ONE MORE TIME!................
Guidelines on proper behavior are unacceptable these days, since they are considered racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.
Did this guy come up with “the beatings will continue until morale improves”?
modern motivational posters:
work kills the human spirit, Drop City, Colorado
don’t put off till tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely
July 3, 1776 ... what! it’s due tomorrow! T. Jefferson
Give me liberty or give me slack. P. Henry
Homer Simpson commenting on a person breathing with the aid of an iron lung: and here I am inhaling and exhaling like a dog
Roy Clark on Hee Haw when he was told there’s a pretty girl off to the right: makes you wish you were lying in that direction
I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. Wimpie
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