18 thoughts on “Back in the saddle

  1. Least my colleagues are genuinely interested.

    You do make a good point about showing up for work – if I wasn’t being paid I definitely wouldn’t be here BUT I do have some loyalty otherwise I’d be gossiping a lot more about the show I work on!


  2. This is the way to go about it…prepare a “small” power point presentation about your vacation and force people to look at it if they pretend to be interested. (Also important to have catchy background music on the presentation).

    …I’m only kidding by the way… 😉 Usually you’ll get away with “fine”, “great” or “I had a neat death experience but I’m too traumatised to talk about it”.


  3. betenoir: Derision is verbal poop.

    divine miss M: Loyalty, or adherence to the confidentiality clause in your contract?

    louisa: Whaddayamean “kidding”? I think that’s a really neat idea!


  4. And speaking of which, why is it considered non PC to ask about the salary and benefits when interviewing for a new job? It’s not like we’re doing this for the love of it, is it? 😉


  5. divine miss M: I hate it when that happens.

    del: Some do. They’re called “idiots”.

    angel: We’re engineers. We don’t cope well with subtext.

    parenthesis: It’s to preserve the illusion that companies don’t hire prostitutes and mercenaries.


  6. Au contraire, Kyk, it has been my experience that the longer you work for a company the more you get screwed. And guerrilla tactics are just about standard in boardrooms and around water fountains. Just the looks sometimes are enough to kill ….


  7. sonkind: Loyalty isn’t very nutritious, but there’s always plenty of humble pie to go around.

    parenthesis: I’m glad I don’t work for your company.

    dolce: That sounds like the snort of experience to me.


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