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Getting “De-Motivated”

Richard Charpentier Notes from Rich 2 Comments

Years ago I discovered a fantastic website and company. .  Ever been to that site?  It’s pretty funny, and I bet there’s something there for you just like there are many somethings there for me.

Back in the wireless days, the corporate environment, team meetings, and all the rest you’d find yourself in some type of team building meeting or other.  Silly slogans, vision statements, the works.  You know, right out of the movie Office Space!  🙂

Well, during all of that corporate “rah rah” I stumbled upon and found that someone out there got it.  Motivational posters?  Hah!  How about “De-Motivational” posters.  Yeah, that’s the ticket.

The demotivators came to mind the other night while talking with a friend.  I was trying to remember the exact words to one of the posters on the site, and I couldn’t even remember the title.  Finally, I headed over to the website and started searching through.  Finally found it too.  And just like the old days, it still cracked me up!

Want to see them all?  Follow this link and you’ll see all the demotivational posters out there.  Man, I’d love to capture an image that they’d be interested in using!  🙂

Personal favorites?  Hmmmm….long list.

  • Adversity
  • Ambition
  • Apathy (I used to work in wireless telecomm, and when we dealt with the landline folks this is how we felt)
  • Burnout
  • Dysfunction
  • Ineptitude
  • Leaders (this one was too funny)
  • Mistakes (actually bought that one for a friend of mine)
  • Potential
  • Power

Ah, the list goes on.  Seriously, if you have a few minutes to kill and you’re and you’re stuck in a cubicle somewhere in America, I think you might just appreciate a quick visit to  🙂  Who knows, you might find the perfect poster for the person in the cube next to you!  😉

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  1. Yeah! Several co-workers had de-motivational posters at one of the companies that I used to work for in Austin TX….I think that is, or used to be based in Austin TX. I noticed that have kept with the times and added new posters…like:


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    I like the newer ones too Adolfo. Still, the classics are very classic indeed! 🙂

    I used to send some of these to engineers I worked with based on the issues they were having in the company. I remember an engineer in Memphis getting “Adversity” from me. He called to ask how I knew the poster would be perfect for him! 🙂 LOL!

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