|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
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?
In reply to Re: Biggest clue you don't want the job you're offered