Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Our recruitment policy is....

"blah blah ........ and to get the right people on bored as soon as possible and ............... blah blah blah"

Who said they don't tell you the truth?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Not my dream job

From The Safer Cigarette Delusion

Smokers of light or low-tar cigarettes need to realize that the industry is not so much concerned about their health as it is worried, in the words of an internal document, that their penchant to quit smoking entirely could pose “a special problem for the cigarette industry.”

Working in the Marketing department of such a peculiar industry might pose such peculiar challenges.
How to sell a product that the customer knows will slowly kill him/her?
How to sell a product to a customer, who will be highly discouraged and maybe even blackmailed by his near and dear ones against the use of it?

I am sure those Marketing managers are very thankful for the highly addictive nature of tobacco.

I know of some people who took a conscious decision NOT to work on such a role - solely because they felt that it was unethical.

And I agree with them.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

God bless...

...the stranger who lives in my building and owns this linksys router and so generously lets his needy neighbour share his internet connection.
Thank you! :D

And my dear stranger, I also want you to know that I plan on trespassing on your network only until my own connection is up and running.

Now that gets me thinking. I was also planning on getting a connection and a WiFi router myself. But then how do I ensure that I am not so 'generous'? How do I ensure that the signal is just strong enough to connect inside my walls and don't go beyond them?

Any techies wanna help me?