Archive | March, 2009

Breaking News: Employees Want Respect

23 March 2009

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In other news, sky is blue and water is wet. I will never forget the day I came around this corner in Boston near the Bell Atlantic building (Now Verizon) on my way to work and found hundreds of 411-information workers picketing. This was late summer 1998. The economy was booming beyond its bounds. The [...]

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New Office Policy

23 March 2009

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY NEW OFFICE POLICY Dress Code: 1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary. 2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise. 3) If you dress poorly, you need to [...]

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How to Annoy A Recruiter

17 March 2009

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Its not fair, but recruiters pwn you when it comes to getting an interview. Until you’ve moved beyond the screening stage and your recruiter is actively working with you, TREAD CAREFULLY or some of these behaviors might lead to an eternal busy signal when calling your recruiter. If you want to hurry up and wait, [...]

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Unexpress Checkout

13 March 2009

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Point-of-Sale systems hate me. I try to do my duty as a consumer and deal with the anti-care, “self-checkout” robots, built mysteriously similar to “one-armed bandit” style casino games. … Except, at casinos, there’s a chance you might get money back. My most-awkward problem with any transaction these days is navigating the credit-card scanner/pin-number-entry/would-you-like-to-donate-$2-to-the-march-of-dimes/please-swipe-your-card-at-any-time teminals. [...]

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