Friday, 12 July 2013

The Friday Joke? If One Barnet Consultants had been advising Jesus? - 12/7/2013

Many thanks to Fr Kevin O'Shea at the Sacred Heart Church in Mill Hill for bringing this to my attention. Had Jesus been advised by One Barnet Consultants as to the management structure of his organisation, maybe he would have got a report something like this.

"Thank you for submitting the résumés of the 12 men you have picked for managerial positions in your new organization. All of them have undergone our tests. We have run the results through our own computer. After having arranged personality interviews for each of them with our psychologist and consultant, it is the opinion of our staff that most of your nominees are lacking in background, education and vocational aptitude for the enterprise. They have no team concept. Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of temper. Andrew has no qualities for leadership. The two brothers James and John place personal interest above company loyalty. Thomas shows a sceptical attitude that would tend to undermine morale. Matthew has been blacklisted by the Jerusalem Better Business Bureau. James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus, definitely have radical leanings, and registered a high score on the manic-depressive scale. One of the candidates however, shows real potential. He is a man of ability and resourcefulness, meets people well, and has contacts in high places. He is highly motivated, ambitious, and responsible. We recommend Judas Iscariot as your controller and right-hand man. "

I suspect that there is more than a grain of truth in this as to who gets on and who doesn't in the world of business, especially in "ambitious" organisations. 

I am not entirely sure this is really a joke though


Morris Hickey said...

If it's a joke then it's one in very poor taste.

Rog T said...

The italics are extracted from the Sunday notes of Fr Kevin O'Shea - Check HTTP://SHMI.INFO and click news then Sunday notes then click will you make a difference

Dave-ros said...

How is this joke in "bad taste"?!

Morris Hickey said...

Thanks Rog. Seen in that context it does look a little different - but I still think it's in rather poor taste. And please note, Dave-ros, I said POOR taste, not "BAD taste".

Dave-ros said...

I still don't see why it's "poor taste", unless in blasphemous terms?