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My company employs...

by tye  (Monk)
on Oct 04, 2002 at 15:40 UTC ( #202770=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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[bar] 121/19%
[bar] 94/15%
[bar] 65/10%
[bar] 63/10%
[bar] 61/10%
[bar] 30/5%
[bar] 109/17%
[bar] 58/9%
[bar] 30/5%
631 total votes
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Re: My company employs...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Oct 04, 2002 at 18:28 UTC
    (Fade to my recent interview of a candidate ...)

    CANDIDATE: How many people work here?
    ME: About half, which is a pretty high percentage.

    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

      My school 'employs' between 3 and 4k students presently (a bit large considering it was built for 800...), which is reasonably sizeable for it being a High School.

      work it harder make it better do it faster makes us stronger more than ever hour after our work is never over.
Re: My company employs...
by ChemBoy (Priest) on Oct 04, 2002 at 15:55 UTC

    <humor type="black">Would that be "how many people did my company employ on Monday?" or "how many people did my company employ on Wednesday?"</humor> (Yes, we changed buckets.)

    If God had meant us to fly, he would *never* have given us the railroads.
        --Michael Flanders

Re: My company employs...
by thelenm (Vicar) on Oct 04, 2002 at 15:53 UTC
    My company employs... pigeons! Well, okay, I don't really work for Google, but that's what popped into my head when I saw this poll.

    -- Mike


Re: My company employs...
by vek (Prior) on Oct 04, 2002 at 15:48 UTC
    I work for $BIG_COMPANY but the actual office I work in only has about 20 people so we have that $small_company feel about us.

    -- vek --
      I agree, Vek has a point...
      It makes a big difference if you're in a large centralised company where everyone has the same job, more or less. Or you're in a small, relatively independent department.

      I'm with a company of slightly over 200 emps, however, most of these are callcenter and ops people, while in my department we are with only 12 developers. So yes, I really should have voted for the second option methinks!

      Cheers, Joe

Re: My company employs...
by elwarren (Priest) on Oct 04, 2002 at 16:01 UTC
    My consulting company works for big companies, so whenever I fill out the free industry rag subscription forms I was claim all of my client's employees, yearly budgets, etc. On our own however, we've never really been able to get past the 27 person mark. It's a crazy market.
      What is Nauruans anyway?

        Ask the Oracle! Or just read this.


        Light a man a fire, he's warm for a day. Catch a man on fire, and he's warm for the rest of his life. - Terry Pratchet

Re: My company employs...
by hiseldl (Priest) on Oct 04, 2002 at 17:27 UTC
    *My* company employs 1, me. :) However, the company I work for employs more, so I took the spirit of this poll to mean the company I work for, and not *My* company.

    What time is it? It's Camel Time!

Re: My company employs...
by shadox (Priest) on Oct 04, 2002 at 17:14 UTC
    My company employs about 7 or 8 , from them the number of perl users is 1 ( me ) and 1 Perl user wanna be ( my boss ).
    Optimus magister, bonus liber
Re: My company employs...
by IndyZ (Friar) on Oct 05, 2002 at 02:37 UTC
    Smallish department, largish university. The total number of people that I have to deal with is probably under 100, but there are more than 10,000 employees in the system and 40,000 students, with some crossover between the groups.

Re: My company employs...
by cecil36 (Pilgrim) on Oct 07, 2002 at 15:55 UTC
    The best person you can work for is yourself. I like being self-employed because I can dictate my schedule and determine when and how often I can go on vacation each year. Normal jobs don't allow you to do that.
Re: My company employs...
by cacharbe (Curate) on Oct 08, 2002 at 12:46 UTC

    I voted on this shortly after it's posting, and then got pulled away before I could post.

    Lear Corp. employs 25k+ "Knowledge Workers" (if you've read any of "Drama" series, you'll understand why I can't even type that without a sardonic chuckle) which denotes them as someone with a login on one of our domains (count your M$ liscenses and there's your knowledge-orker pool, I suppose - fitting). On top of that, we employ an uncounted number of plant workers and staff (Well, I'm sure HR counts them, but it's their job, isn't it?).

    I am merely a cog in a gigantic, wobbling wheel - And in the immortal words of George Jetson (or was it Mike Meyers?):

    Jane!! Get me off this crazy thing - - Called life

    <cue type="bass line" />


    Flex the Geek

      25k people? You'd think they'd have someone to create a non-flash version of their site ;-).


        The externally facing website is handled by the Corporate Communications Dept (Read: Out-sourced by them to some "Professional Firm") Rather than by the intranet development group (which has technologically savvy web designers and applications programers on staff and in house to help with HTML and web technology needs)


        Why must we fight these battles every day?


        Flex the Geek

Re: My company employs...
by Chainsaw (Friar) on Oct 07, 2002 at 21:29 UTC
    Well the company where I work is really small actually we're only 5.
    But I hope One day it becomes a successfully and bigger one. :-)

    God help me always to see the other face of the coin. And prevent me from accusing of betrayal those who don't think just as I do.
Re: My company employs...
by dani++ (Sexton) on Oct 08, 2002 at 10:12 UTC
    I work in a big company in the morning (2k employees), and in the afternoon, I alternate between doing college teaching (500+?) and a small comany (<10).

    So what do I answer???? =)


Re: My company employs...
by talexb (Chancellor) on Oct 09, 2002 at 14:11 UTC

    If this poll had come out last week, I would have been able to say '1' since I was an independent consultant .. but last week I started a full-time job using RH Linux, Perl and Apache. Very cool stuff.

    And it's very cool to be working in an office environment again instead of having just two cats (one geriatric) for company.

    --t. alex
    but my friends call me T.
Re: My company employs...
by Notromda (Pilgrim) on Oct 07, 2002 at 23:49 UTC
    Ok, how many people here actually *own* a company... I mean, the word "my" is possesive... :P I actually do own my own company, with about 7 employees. Being the boss can be fun, but it also takes a *lot* of time. Let's not even mention my personal life. :(
Re: My company employs...
by $Variable_B (Initiate) on Oct 05, 2002 at 01:26 UTC
    Hi Guys, I am new to this site and so far I think it is great! This is a great poll; it helps to learn more about your culture and a little more about who I am talking to. If everything else is just half as good as I've seen so far then this is still an excellent site! Well bye guys, feel free to /msg me or talk to me in the Chatter Box. -Variable_B
Re: My company employs...
by xphase_work (Pilgrim) on Oct 11, 2002 at 01:15 UTC

    Well over the 10K mark.

    I think there are over 1K on site, and we have offices all over the world. So yeah, many many people working on many many many projects.

    I get to write software tools in perl for the developers of a large project(500K lines of Ada source, 10K of C, and several thousand lines of perl).

    I'm just upset I missed the support job in Japan.


Re: My company employs...
by princepawn (Parson) on Oct 14, 2002 at 19:40 UTC
    my company? hmm, let's see. I work onsite at $onsite_company via a consulting agency called $nameless. And $nameless pays the people who found me for $nameless, $nameless_also. Who then pays me.

    So will my real company please stand up?!

Re: My company employs...
by Mr. Muskrat (Canon) on Oct 17, 2002 at 22:19 UTC

    My company employs... idiots!

    And I'm one of them otherwise I'd be working elsewhere.
    Why else would we work long and hard only to remain at or below the poverty level?

    /msg Mr. Muskrat Note to self: start looking for a new job.

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