A broken clock will still work by telling the correct time twice a day.
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clive....Don't fret. I started out with nothing.....and I still have most of it. :)
Hah! That's exactly what I came in to post. Great minds, and all that...
Other than a clock this answer looks like it's definitely going to be the biggest possibility.
Me too, dang it. I was gonna say the same thing too!
Yikes!! That's exactly what I was going to say. Lol, too funny :-)
A broken human being might still work, but not to their best ability. You still need to wind up the mechanism to get her/him going. The offer of a raise might help (even if it's a lie - you can make excuses later, best to keep them hoping).
It depends on how severely the human is broken.
Just theperfect answer.
A piece from a broken mirror is another great answer, however you need to brace yourself for the 7 years of bad luck that will follow.
You can get an egg out of its shell easy enough - but it's not easy to get it back in again if you change your mind.
... Some just go through the motions. I've had too many of them as colleagues in my working life. The only thing I miss being retired is the cash I got with all my overtime and 'perks' (extra pay for working on machines, extra money for shift work).