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Who would be the most fun to work for?

by Arunbear (Parson)
on Aug 01, 2014 at 09:41 UTC ( #1095870=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Elon Musk
[bar] 60/16%
Larry Wall
[bar] 23/6%
Captain Picard
[bar] 48/13%
Harvey Specter
[bar] 12/3%
Santa Claus
[bar] 17/4%
M
[bar] 15/4%
Willie Nelson
[bar] 20/5%
Hank Scorpio
[bar] 36/9%
God
[bar] 31/8%
Satan
[bar] 32/8%
The Borg Queen
[bar] 15/4%
Xellos
[bar] 5/1%
Myself
[bar] 47/12%
Other
[bar] 20/5%
381 total votes
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Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 01, 2014 at 10:23 UTC
    Xena, naturally
      Just wanted to say the same, how likely its that? :)

      Xena++

      Cheers Rolf

      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)

      Graham? Is that you?

Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by AppleFritter (Curate) on Aug 01, 2014 at 10:55 UTC

    My choice was...

    ♪ Scorpio!
    He stung me with his dreams of power and wealth! I work for... Scorpio!
    His twisted twin obsessions are his plot to rule the world and his employees' health!
    He welcomed me into his lair, like the nobleman welcomes his guest,
    With free dental care and a stock plan that helped me invest --
    I bewared of his generous pensions, plus three weeks paid vacation each year,
    But on Fridays the lunchroom serves hot dogs and burgers and beer!
    I love German beer! ♫

    How could I have resisted?

Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by Tux (Monsignor) on Aug 01, 2014 at 11:25 UTC

    Shame that the links point to Simpson wiki pages. I hate the Simpsons.

    I chose Satan, not the Simpsons version, as I will then constantly be surprised in that the task at hand will be something completely different than what I would have anticipated after hearing the specs. That is the devil. You'll *never* be unemployed. There will *always* be work.


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Aug 01, 2014 at 14:21 UTC

    Not on the list was Mythbusters. I'd love to work for them. Getting to BSU all the time (Blow Stuff Up) and wrecking things ("This is why we can never have anything nice!") all in the name of science. Love it. My dream job.


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; Blog: http://blog.berghold.net Warning: No political correctness allowed.

        I fail on at least four of their bullet items. I don't live in the Bay Area, my workshop... what organization? With a bad back I don't lift like I used to and certainly can't bench my own weight.


        Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
        Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; Blog: http://blog.berghold.net Warning: No political correctness allowed.
Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by chacham (Curate) on Aug 01, 2014 at 17:27 UTC

    The question is, what would the work be?

    • Elon Musk - Research investments
    • Larry Wall - Work on Perl 6
    • Captain Picard - Keep little snots off the bridge.
    • Harvey Specter - Research ways to win
    • Santa Claus - Feed and cleanup after the reindeer
    • M - Discover innovative ways to hide guns
    • Willie Nelson - Look for a song he heard today
    • Hank Scorpio - Sympathize with his government issues
    • Gd - Tell everyone this world can work
    • Satan - Find and destroy all shepherd's staves
    • The Borg Queen - Find a suitable suitor
    • Xellos - Track down copies of the Claire Bible
    • Myself - Fix this post
Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by vitoco (Friar) on Aug 01, 2014 at 17:58 UTC

    It would have been fun to have worked with Ty Pennington in the first stage of his Extreme Makeover: Home Edition program, destroying the old house or building in creative ways... crashing cars or trucks, using a chainsaw or blowing it with TNT!

      In Lisa's Wedding, Bart is in a bulldozer for Down with Buildings Demolition Co. "They're finally paying me for this."

Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by wjw (Deacon) on Aug 03, 2014 at 11:49 UTC

    I chose God, I hear the retirement plan is to die for... :-)

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...otherwise, the problem is not a problem, it is a facct

Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by davies (Vicar) on Aug 03, 2014 at 19:23 UTC

    M, no question. The jobs given out might not be tasteful, pleasant or easy, but you know that they are important. You will be given whatever equipment you need, if it is available. Favours from others will be called in if that will help you. After an initial discussion, you will be left to get on with them in your own way without any back seat driving. You will be protected from interference or criticism from outsiders (although you'd better go to Nomex for some underwear if M thinks you've messed up). Breaking laws, rules and necks will all be forgiven if you get the job done.

    Of course, I'm talking about the original M from the books, not the weirdos who appear in the films, some of which I haven't seen.

    Regards,

    John Davies

    Update 2014-08-09: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/think-tank/11023448/Three-ingredients-that-can-make-any-job-the-best.html makes some interesting points about what it takes for a job to be "the best".

Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by ChuckularOne (Parson) on Aug 04, 2014 at 15:40 UTC

    Easy; Satan!

    As long as you stay on his good side, you can have a hell of a lot of fun in that job!
    (both puns intended)
Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by Bloodnok (Vicar) on Aug 06, 2014 at 10:07 UTC
    As a Brit with an odd SoH, Spike Milligan &/or Eric Sykes would be high on my list. Moreover, Scott McNealy wasn't bad to work for - we appeared to share a joint hatred of all things Windoze & M$.

    A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
        I'm guessing that the user name kinda gives the game away :-) There used to be a moriarty herein, but I've not heard from him/her in quite some while.

        A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by talexb (Canon) on Aug 06, 2014 at 21:06 UTC

    Elon Musk made a big gamble, and it looks like it's paying off, not only for him, but for the power industry in general. It would be very cool to work for such a visonary.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by bcarroll (Monk) on Aug 08, 2014 at 18:12 UTC
    I would've picked MacGyver or the A-Team, but they weren't on the list...

      Macgyver would have used a rubberband and toothpaste to put himself on the list.

      The A-team is on the list. Face and Murdock have (temporarily) disguised themselves as Captain Picard and Santa Claus.

Re: Who would be the most fun to work for?
by cdarke (Prior) on Aug 13, 2014 at 13:14 UTC

    Who would be the most fun to work for.

    Cramped in a Tardis all day? I don't think so. Anyway, he only goes for teenage girls.

      Clever! :-) But ... the TARDIS, cramped? Seriously? According to Wikipedia, the TARDIS contains:

      ... living quarters, ... a well-organised study ..., a swimming pool and bathroom, a sick bay, an ancillary power station disguised as an art gallery, and several brick-walled storage areas ...; a “cloister room”, an observatory, a library, a greenhouse, a baby room, a toy room and several squash courts. There is also a wooden-panelled secondary control room, and numerous other rooms .... The Doctor flippantly mentions a karaoke bar ...

      Indeed,

      In “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” (2013), the Doctor states that the TARDIS is actually infinite in size.

      As for teenage girls — well, Elizabeth Sladen was around 27 when she first played Sarah Jane Smith, and Louise Jameson was around 26 when she first played Leela the savage. But yes, you’re right, middle-aged male Perl programmers probably shouldn’t waste their time applying for the role of the Doctor’s companion. :-)

      Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

        As for teenage girls well, Elizabeth Sladen was around 27 when she first played Sarah Jane Smith, and Louise Jameson was around 26 when she first played Leela the savage.

        They're teenage in hexadecimal!

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