IJMC - Working In the Nineties
Appropriate time to send this one out...I was just talking with a good
friend last night. She's looking for a new job and has been told that
holding 6 to 7 jobs a year is no longer considered odd...what is the job
market coming to? I'm not a big fan of looking for a new job every year
or two...now you're telling me 6 times a year? No thanks. -dave
You know you work in corporate America in the 90's if...
You've sat at the same desk for 4 years and worked for three different
Your company welcome sign is attached with Velcro.
Your resume is on a diskette in your pocket.
You get really excited about a 2% pay raise.
You learn about your layoff on CNN.
Your biggest loss from a system crash is that you lose your best jokes.
Your supervisor doesn't have the ability to do your job.
Salaries of the members on the Executive Board are higher than all the
Third World countries' annual budgets combined.
It's dark when you drive to and from work.
Communication is something your group is having problems with.
You see a good looking person and know it is a visitor.
Free food left over from meetings is your main staple.
Being sick is defined as can't walk or you're in the hospital.
You're already late on the assignment you just got.
You work 200 hours for the $100 bonus check and jubilantly say "Oh wow,
Dilbert cartoons hang outside every cube.
Your boss' favorite lines are "when you get a few minutes", "in your spare
time", "when you're freed up", and "I have an opportunity for you."
Vacation is something you roll over to next year or a check you get every
Your relatives and family describe your job as "works with computers".
The only reason you recognize your kids is because their pictures are
hanging in your cube.
You only have makeup for fluorescent lighting.
You read this entire list and understood it.