You told your boss that you couldn’t wait to get back to the office. How you were looking forward to making teas and coffees for more people than just yourself. How of course it’s far more productive to actually sit at your desk right next to the screaming hot radiator. How a cycle to work in the rain is just the ticket.
It’s ok. We know that you’re not quite ready to put the tracksuit bottoms back in the cupboard. We know setting the morning alarm an hour earlier is comparable to being attacked by ravenous bees. We know you’re searching for noise-resistant earmuffs on Amazon which might go some way to drowning out your colleague’s Christmas song renditions. We’re here for you.
As such, The Recruitment Lab hereby presents five motivational speeches from the world of cinema to hopefully pep up your Monday (or let’s be frank Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday) morning. By no means is this list to be taken too seriously, and they’re presented here in no particular order.
The below clips are taken from YouTube (other video watching websites are, apparently, available) and The Recruitment Lab doesn’t own the copyright or anything like that so if you’d like us to take them down for whatever reason you need only to ask. We’d also like to apologise for any bad language you may hear in the below clips; the irony that these clips are probably not safe for office consumption is not lost on us.
The Wolf Of Wall Street – Pick up the phone and start dialing.
Need to remind yourself exactly what it is you used to do to put food on the table? Allow Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort to remind you exactly what that strange ringing device on the corner of your desk is used for. One for sales and customer service exec’s.
Glengarry Glen Ross – Coffee’s for closers
Don’t you dare venture into the kitchen. Not because it’s germ-infected but because, as Alec Baldwin’s Blake explains: coffee is for closers. First place gets the car, third gets fired. For those lacking motivation on the first day back.
Boiler Room – Millionaire
Thinking those months of furlough weren’t put to good enough use and you could do with an extra break? Listen to Ben Affleck’s Jim Young tell you that you don’t come to work for holiday, you work to earn. Another sales speech to make you feel an couple of inches taller.
Iron Man – ‘The Jericho’ sales pitch
Lacking a little confidence in pitching to customers? Just imagine yourself in that suit and sunglasses combo’, add in the Robert Downey Jr charm and revisit Tony Stark’s ultimate demonstration of how to make a sale, complete with free drinks cabinet.
Tropic Thunder – Negotiating with kidnappers
Already got a strong reminder of just what a pain in the backside customers/colleagues/managers can be? Allow Tom Cruise’s Les Grossman to say the things you wish you could as he negotiates a hostage situation. I’m sure that “Step back from the phone and literally f*** your own face” will be swiftly added to your wish list of objection-handling phrases.
So there you have it folks. We know getting back to the office is far from painless and we wish you a safe and successful return. The Recruitment Lab is here to help businesses large, small and everything in between attract, hire and retain the best talent so don’t hesitate to get in contact if you think we can help you.
There’s plenty more content across our website and social media on LinkedIn and Facebook. We hope this blog has been a bit of an energy injection (alongside your usual intravenous drip of caffeine) and wish you a pleasant day.
About The Author
Daniel Oldfield is the Branch Manager of The Recruitment Lab Brighton and has worked in Recruitment for six years. He has a degree in Journalism and considers himself a film and music buff. He also runs The Brighton Film Club review site in his own time. If you would like to know more about anything written in this blog or would like to express your thoughts just contact Dan through The Recruitment Lab website.