Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dwight's Interview for No.2

Every recruiter has interviewed an "Andy" at some point. One of my favorite dialogues so far on The Office...

Dwight: What is the best color?
Andy: White, because it contains all other colors.
Dwight: Wrong. Black. It is the most dominant. How do you make a table?
Andy: You make a chair...but you don't sit on it.
Dwight: What is the capital of Maine?
Andy: Capital of Maine is Montpelier, Vermont, which is near Ithica, New York, where I went to Cornell.
Dwight: Okay, also, moratorium on Cornell talk. Don't wanna hear about it. Forget your personal history and learn the history of this company.
Andy: Should not be a problem, I minored in history in the Ivy League school which I attended.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"In My Mind I'm Gone to Carolina"

Employees around this great nation wait the appropriate 8 hours before heading out to the parking lot to survey the workday's door dings on their cars, but often times mentally clock out long before the traffic begins to pile up on the interstate.

I've been wronged, trampled on, exploited so 6 hours in I'm going to catch up on my favorite blogger. After all... if questioned by the authorities I can confidently say I am doing "market research." I often wonder what disgruntled employees used to pass those last couple of hours when the internet was just a dim lightbulb in the mind of our former Vice President. Regardless of what non related work activity the employee chooses to take on, this mental disengagement from one's work has long wreaked havock on productivity... or has it?

Here is an article on the direction our country is heading in regards to attention span. Do you think there's a coorelation? Are employers expecting too much out of their employees requiring 8 hour days with an hour lunch break, or are those who mentally check out early from time to time slackers who have a misplaced view of entitlement?