Many years ago, as an internal auditor, I saw this quote pinned to the cube wall of a sprawling loan processing center in Beaverton, Oregon.
We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.
At the time I thought it perfectly reflected what was being expected of the employees there. It seemed then, and still is a sad reflection of the employee/employer dynamic in some companies. I saw this quote on Johnathan Fields’ blog and learned that it was attributed to Mother Teresa.
Does anyone know the context that Mother Teresa was saying this in?