Short People Got… No Reason to Live

So this afternoon, against my better judgement, I got drawn into an online discussion about racism. I added my two cents (bringing up the McWhorter Interview I mentioned in my blog here), and then also added my concerns about and frustrations with heightism. As shown on this Web site, short folks are not only the… Continue reading Short People Got… No Reason to Live

The Free (and stupid) Market

This evening I read about yet another large company, Cingular Wireless, discontinuing some basic perks for employees. No more coffee.No asprin to help with the caffeine withdrawal headaches.And no more company paid-for snacks of any kind. Total company-wide savings: Supposedly just over $1 million. That seems like a lot until you compare it against the… Continue reading The Free (and stupid) Market

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