Dilbert Would Be Proud

November 25, 2003

[Dogbert: Out out!! You demons of stupidity!!]Yesterday a mysterious package arrived at home. I opened it to find my awards for “five distinguished years” at work.

When I got laid off, one of the questions I had for HR was, where’s my plaque thingy? I want my plaque thingy! I was told to go to a particular website and enter the password. There, I encountered the smiling face of the president, with the words, “Congratulations! You have reached a major milestone with [company name] and we would like to thank you for your valuable contributions.”

I have thought about making a T-shirt that I could wear to interviews (whenever I start getting interviews). It would say, “Why should I bust my butt for you when you’re just going to screw me in the end?” (…But I have been advised that this might be a career-limiting move.)

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

5 responses to Dilbert Would Be Proud

  1. Oh sheesh!
    That is truly Dilbert-worthy!

  2. nice. My last day is Wednesday. My year aniversary for my work is today. Wednesday I get a weeks paid vaction. Then I goto austin. Crazy huh.

  3. if you ever have those t-shirts printed up… I want one!