Corporate America in the 90's
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 companies.
- Your company welcome sign is attached with Velcro.
- Your resume is on a diskette in your pocket.
- Your company logo on your badge is applied with stick-um.
- When someone asks about what you do for a living, you lie.
- 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.
- Your space in a cubicle is smaller than your bedroom closet.
- Salaries of the members on the Executive Board are higher than all the Third
World countries' annual budgets combined.
- You think lunch is just a meeting to which you drive.
- It's dark when you drive to and from work.
- Fun is when issues are assigned to someone else.
- 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.
- Non-working weekends are those days your spouse threatens you into staying home.
- Being sick is defined as can't walk or you're in the hospital.
- The Arts is using a white/chalk board.
- You're already late on the assignment you just got.
- When 100% of your time means 20 hours a day.
- You work 200 hours for the $100 bonus check and jubilantly say "Oh wow, thanks!"
- Applicable 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 get a check for every January.
- Your relatives and family describe your job as "works with computers".
- Change is the norm.
- Nepotism is encouraged.
- The only reason you recognize your kids is because their pictures are hanging in your cube.
- Women only have makeup for fluorescent lighting.
- You read this entire list and fully agreed with it.
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