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The employer generally gets the employees he deserves. ...
by J. Paul Getty

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
- J. Paul Getty

Related topics: Leadership

Money is like manure.
You have to spread it around or it smells.
- J. Paul Getty

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

I buy when other people are selling.
- J. Paul Getty

 

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
- J. Paul Getty

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
- J. Paul Getty

Formula for success: rise early, work hard,
strike oil.
- J. Paul Getty

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Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able
man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty

If you can actually count your money,
then you're not a rich man.
- J. Paul Getty

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success
or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.
- J. Paul Getty

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from
the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
- J. Paul Getty

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
- J. Paul Getty

To succeed in business, to reach the top,
an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
- J. Paul Getty

The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better,
faster or more economically has his future and his
fortune at his fingertips.
- J. Paul Getty

Oil is like a wild animal.
Whoever captures it has it.
- J. Paul Getty

I hate to be a failure.
I hate and regret the failure of my marriages.
I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
- J. Paul Getty

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even,
the greatest business triumph would be dull,
routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
- J. Paul Getty

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't organize for any other purpose than mutual benefit
to the employer and the employee.
- Mark Hanna

In our post-9/11 world, our Nation's military deserves,
at least the same access to institutions of higher
education that any other major employer might enjoy.
- Mike Rogers

Labor can and will become its own employer through
co-operative association.
- Leland Stanford

Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor
to assist it in further production.
Labor is the active and initial force,
and labor is therefore the employer of capital.
- Henry George

My employer was never at any time aware of anything
in my past beyond the writing I did,
because, frankly, it isn't relevant to the job I was asked to do,
which was to be a reporter.
- Jeff Gannon

Public and employer opinion often defeat society's
best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.
- Kate Smith

There was a time when the contractual relationship
between the employer and the employee was supposed
to be none of the public's business.
That time has passed.
- Frank Murphy

It can feel like an invasion of privacy,
involving an employer in a personal matter.
- Frank Murphy

Employer contribution pension plans have become increasingly
popular throughout the past two decades.
- Ron Lewis

I have always been fully persuaded that,
through co-operation, labor could become its own employer.
- Leland Stanford

If we can by any method establish a relation of mutual
trust between the laborer and the employer,
we shall lay the foundation stone of a structure that
will endure for all time.
- Mark Hanna

This is the only country in the world where today's employee,
is tomorrow's employer.
- Marco Rubio

If there is to be peace in our industrial life let
the employer recognize his obligation to his employees -
at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes.
- John L. Lewis

The employee is regarded by the employer merely in
the light of his value as an operative.
His productive capacity alone is taken into account.
- Leland Stanford

The mere holding of slaves, therefore,
is a condition having per se nothing of moral character in it,
any more than the being a parent, or employer,
or ruler.
- Samuel Morse

The AFL-CIO is a structure that divides workers' strength
by allowing each union to organize in any industry,
then bargain on its own, even when workers share a common employer.
- Andy Stern

It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer
to have production without employees and the ideal
of the employee is to have income without work.
- E. F. Schumacher

It is not the employer who pays the wages.
Employers only handle the money.
It is the customer who pays the wages.
- Henry Ford

If you're an employer, you want to hire an employee who'll do their job,
not do your bidding.
- Jeffrey Jones

It's my father's legacy.
My father's view was that the public is the employer
of these government employees and has the right to know what they're up to.
- Jack Anderson

The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man,
the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.
- Sun Tzu

The IRS is currently considering a rule that would
make it easier for tax preparers to disclose the private
information contained in tax returns -
including name,
address, Social Security number, employer,
income, and charitable donations.
- Melissa Bean

The production of wealth is the result of agreement
between labor and capital,
between employer and employed.
Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation,
or great injustice will be done.
- Leland Stanford

So high do these plants stand in the favour of the Chinese gardener,
that he will cultivate them extensively,
even against the wishes of his employer;
and,
in many instances, rather leave his situation than
give up the growth of his favourite flower.
- Robert Fortune

I even believe in helping an employer function more productively.
For then, we will have a claim to higher wages,
shorter hours, and greater participation in the benefits
of running a smooth industrial machine.
- Sidney Hillman

Economy consists in a due and proper application of
the means afforded according to the ability of the
employer and the situation chosen;
care being taken that the expenditure is prudently conducted.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Providing patients and consumers with solid information
on the cost and quality of their healthcare options
can literally make the difference between life or death;
and play a decisive role in whether a family or employer can afford healthcare.
- Timothy Murphy

The employer class is less indispensable in the modern
organization of industries because the laboring men
themselves possess sufficient intelligence to organize
into co-operative relation and enjoy the entire benefits of their own labor.
- Leland Stanford

Ranchers need clean water for their stock,
farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business,
and every living thing needs it for life...
The law needs to be clear to protect water quality
and the rights of landowners.
- Mark Udall

When you do a writing job for a studio,
one of the things you want to do is satisfy the expectations of your employer.
That's a little bit different than when you sit down
and write something to satisfy yourself,
because then you're the employer.
- Joel Coen

Amnesty is the magnet.
Other magnets that you mentioned are anchor babies
who get benefits in this country and employer deductions for employees,
even if they are here illegally, which Mr. King is addressing.
- Virgil Goode

No employer today is independent of those about him.
He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital.
Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.
- Orison Swett Marden

There would be no idling in a co-operative workshop.
Each workman, being an employer, has a spur to his own industry,
and has a pecuniary reason for being watchful of the
industry of his fellow workmen.
- Leland Stanford

I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons
my employer would abandon his social suggestions.
However, to my regret, in the following few weeks,
he continued to ask me out on several occasions.
- Anita Hill

We started the company out of frustration with the
employer that we had because we were building great
stuff and there was no way that this stuff was ever
going to get into the hands of the people who could use it.
- John Warnock

Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not
devote a considerable amount of time to studying just
how slowly he can work and still convince his employer
that he is going at a good pace.
- Frederick W. Taylor

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The healthy man does not torture others -
generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
- Carl Jung

It's not very heroic to slay dragons.
Dragons are generally very peaceful and well behaved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
- Peter Drucker

Wise kings generally have wise counselors;
and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
- Diogenes


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