Health for Life
Job Humor & Realities
WORK IN THE 90'S
Journey of Hearts
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YOU KNOW YOU WORK IN
CORPORATE AMERICA IN THE
90'S IF ...
You sat at the same desk for 4
years and worked for three different companies.
Your company welcome sign is attached
Your resume is on a diskette in
Your company logo on your badge
is applied with stick-um.
You order your business cards in
"half orders" instead of whole boxes.
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
Your biggest loss from a system
crash is that you lose your best jokes.
You sit in a cubicle smaller than
your bedroom closet.
Salaries of the members on the
Executive Board are higher than all the Third World. countries' annual
You think lunch is just a meeting
to which you drive.
It's dark when you drive to and
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.
Weekends are those days your significant
other makes you stay home.
Being sick is defined as can't
walk or you're in the hospital.
Art involves a white board.
You're already late on the assignment
you just got.
When 100% of your time means 20
hours, with 40 more hours on the other 100%
of your time.
You work 200 hours for the $100
bonus check and jubilantly say "Oh wow, thanks!"
Dilbert cartoons hang outside every
cube and are read only by your co-workers.
Your boss' favorite lines are,
"When you get a few minutes" or "When you're freed up."
Your boss' second favorite lines
are, "...this isn't exactly what we need. It may be what we asked for,
but things have changed."
Vacation is something you rollover
to next year, or you try to use up three weeks between Christmas
and New Years because otherwise you will lose it, or you get a check for
it 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 and friends is because their pictures are hanging in your cube.
You only have makeup for fluorescent
You read this entire list and understood
Just incase the above list hits
a bit too close to home, we have included some diversionary humor, to hopefully
help the work in the 90's reality to not be quite so painful. We can only
hope that work in the 2000's will be not only different but better.
Humor on the Job &
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