Thursday, January 02, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (January 2) The Flu.

The highly competitive salesman, wasn't feeling so well, so he went to see the company physician.

"You have a bad case of the flu," said the doctor as he looked down at his thermometer.  "And unless this fever goes down in a hurry, you won't be going to the Sales Kickoff Meeting this year."

"How high is my fever doc?" the salesman inquired.

"Just over a hundred degrees."

The salesman considered this, then asked, "What's the company record?"

Moral of the story.    True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales you need to be very competitive.   But within reason.   When it comes you your personal health, that's nothing to play around with.    The same could be said for your co-workers health.   How could you possibly affect the health of your co-workers' health you ask?   Simple.   By going in to work sick.   During flu season, your germs could infect others and lay waste to the entire company's productivity for the duration of the bug you acquired and spread.  So if you are sick, stay home, keep your germs to yourself, get plenty of rest and only go back to work when you're well.  

"In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars, and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president.  Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497."          -    Warren Buffett