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    Dilbert-isms...

    Heh. A friend at another company sent me this:
    They implement a time card which is available to every manager and then they say:

    What we are not tracking:
    * Vacation
    * Sick time
    * Adds up to 40 hours per week
    * Surfing the net

    and they also said verbally that the time cards were not going to be used for reviews.
    Then, another friend sent me this, in response (different company):
    That somehow reminded me of a company that hired a consultant to measure productivity by counting vehicles on the parking lot at 9:00 am and again at 5:00 pm. Then they actually told us about it!
    Anyone else encounter a Dilbert-ism at work?

    Viggy

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    Re: Dilbert-isms...

    I know someone who doesn't work and still gets paid.
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    Re: Dilbert-isms...

    How did he get that kind of deal going on.
    Even if everybody spoke the same language, nobody would be speaking the same language.

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    Re: Dilbert-isms...

    Probably gets paid to SUPERVISE the workers. Be extremely careful around him/her. He who controls the TIME on the clock gets the GOLD!

    Been there, done that. 6 minutes difference killed a Probation period. Over a 6-week period! The person was remoting into the timeclock
    and changing the time by a few minutes.
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    Re: Dilbert-isms...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabin_33
    How did he get that kind of deal going on.
    He is the boss's son.

    Sits there, surfs the net all day. Sometimes he'll go out and do a little bit of work. Other times he'll sit around. And his daddy bought him a $50,000 company car. Sweet deal if you ask me.
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    Re: Dilbert-isms...

    I still go to school anyway ...
    A: teach me
    b no
    a teach me
    b no
    a you have to teach me or else i'm going to fail
    b you think I know what I'm doing
    And I got hired as my first programming position yay
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    Re: Dilbert-isms...

    Quote Originally Posted by MrViggy

    Anyone else encounter a Dilbert-ism at work?

    Viggy
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    Re: Dilbert-isms...

    Hey I only work "half-time" at MY job.... about 84 hours a week.
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