Working dumb vs. working smart then getting the hell out of the office

So far in my job searching, I’ve found that corporate Web sites often provide more amusement or frustration than enlightenment.  E-mail addresses that deliver text into black holes, submission forms that don’t submit, and — my favorite — Web sites that don’t even list a company’s actual physical mailing address.  Are they in Berkeley or Boise?  Who knows!… Continue reading Working dumb vs. working smart then getting the hell out of the office

Dear Aussie: Shrimps on the barbie, but no (visible) alligator juice

I’ve traveled all over Europe and even lived in Germany for a year, and I’m embarrassed about my lack of observation on one particular issue: Are people in Europe legally allowed to bring alcoholic beverages into public parks and beaches and the like?I seem to recall that the answer is yes, and indeed, I know… Continue reading Dear Aussie: Shrimps on the barbie, but no (visible) alligator juice

The Rich get Richer and the poor get… no more damn Scooby snacks!

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One of these initiatives will include discontinuing the snacks and refreshments historically provided by Prodigy. I know you all understand that drastic times calls for drastic measures and will support this initiative.”– from a leaked internal memo I don’t know how much the CEO of Prodigy makes, but my guess is it’s in the millions… Continue reading The Rich get Richer and the poor get… no more damn Scooby snacks!

Nice guys? Yeah, right.

[I wrote this tongue-in-cheek column for Simon and Schuster’s College Online section on AOL back in 1996. Not terribly groundbreaking stuff, but at least mildly entertaining and worth saving at least somewhere for posterity 😀 — Adam] Okay, Mr. and Miss Nice Persons, time to face the facts. You’re in short supply, yet low demand.… Continue reading Nice guys? Yeah, right.