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Re^2: (OT) On starting a new job

by biosysadmin (Deacon)
on Dec 02, 2004 at 03:23 UTC ( #411644=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: (OT) On starting a new job
in thread (OT) On starting a new job

My grandfather worked his way up from being an oil field worker to being a vice president of Exxon over the course of many long years. During his tenure as a manager, one of his new hires asked "How can I succeed here at Exxon?"

He thought about the question, and told the employee three things:

  • Show up on time
  • Don't get sick
  • Do "good" things
I currently have this posted above my computer monitor as a form of encouragement, and it has served me well. The moral of my little anecdote: post slightly cheesy sayings that resonate well with management in your workspace, and they'll perceive you as a real go-getter.

(For those who are interested, the anecdote is real, the moral is not. :)

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[davido]: And remember; time is hard. :) As soon as you think, I've got this, you'll discover that time is harder than that. :)
[1nickt]: TCLion are you parsing the dates with DateTime or another tool?
[1nickt]: I note DateTime::Format:: Flexible, announced immediately below this box in the CPAN feed
[Corion]: 1nickt: That one sounds sensible as it will tell you when it found an error
[1nickt]: Throws on error, I believe
[1nickt]: But should handle month as number or word

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