|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
Re: Biggest clue you don't want the job you're offeredby lemming (Priest)
|on Apr 04, 2001 at 09:35 UTC||Need Help??|
Work Environment all the way, though I can see tie ins to
the other choices.
I think dws's question about
book buying is brilliant. It shows how they act in
other areas as well. I had to write a five page
report on why the company needed large capacity backup once.
Bottom line: Pay $10/hr to pay someone to stuff tapes
~$300/week or pay $1000 dollars for a backup that would
work everynight. I don't know why I stayed there as long
as I did...
Cube farms: I really truly hate them. It's not the noise factor as much as t might just be me being paranoid, but I can't stand having people walk up behind me and wait for me to notice them. Or loudly say "Hey!" and get offended when you wheel around like a mad ferret.
Vacation time: I'm sick of the standard two week arrangement. I'm actually on a quest to get a decent wage and decent vacation. (My last job died due to complaints that I took too much time off. Of course I had given them when I'd be gone before being hired...)
Hours: I've done the jobs where heroic measures are rewarded. "You worked over Xmas break? here's a crisp $100 bill!" It's rarely worth it. When the whole company is like that, why would they want to hire more people to get everyone down to 40 hour weeks?