This cartoon came out a Friday afternoon sales meeting where our inside sales staff was getting a scolding about a particularly dismal week. We were informed that not only would we likely not see any bonuses, but that the manager’s children would now have a terrible Christmas.
I’m not kidding.
We attempted to defend ourselves and offered some possible solutions for the next week. All were dismissed out of hand and when we asked for advice we were instructed to “Just sell more! Sell! More!”
I’m pretty sure I did the above cartoon the following morning.
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About the Author: Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons cartoon blog.