The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Saturday, 17 January 2004]

When incompetence becomes sadism

A friend of mine, lets call him Bill, has spent the last few months training personnel in India to do his job. As everybody knows, training offshore personnel to do your job is a sure-fire sign you’re being promoted to management.

Oh, wait, it isn’t?

So as the writing is on the wall, he’s looking around for other work. Lands himself an interview for a decently-paying position that sounds like a good meal ticket. The interview goes stunningly well, so Bill goes home to wait for the job offer email.

And lo and behold, the next day it arrives:

Dear Bob,

We are pleased to offer you…

Yes, they emailed him the job offer for another candidate.

Music: “Take My Hand” by Dido

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