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The nature of work

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Aug 28, 2000 at 16:25 UTC ( #29977=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

The job I want:
$dollars++ while sleep(1);
The job I get:
{ work(); redo; get_rich(); }
That's life!

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RE: The nature of work
by Mushy (Scribe) on Aug 29, 2000 at 01:48 UTC
    % cat #!/usr/bin/perl # use Reality; # from tilly while ($alive && !$rich) { $money = work(); $taxes = 30 + rand 20; $money -= $taxes; pay($taxes); } die "Empty handed."; __END__ % perl -c Warning: The value of $rich is always false. %

    - Mushy

      Good one!!!
      I wish I only paid 50$ in taxes tops.
        Nobody said the unit was USD! It could be something like "the average national income of a small developing country" (on second thought that is still not much -- and if it is negative you get a tax-refund).


        "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

RE: The nature of work
by t0mas (Priest) on Aug 28, 2000 at 18:21 UTC
    Poor tilly: That's life!

    $life = "hard";


    /brother t0mas

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