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Comment Why Fight It? (Score 4, Insightful) 132 132

Just go somewhere that sucks less. The company you're working for (Doesn't matter which one, they're all the same) would butcher you for organs if they thought it would be profitable enough. I guarantee you their marketing guys are still trying to figure out how to put a positive spin on it. You don't owe them anything, and they don't owe you anything. They understand this quite well, and you need to do the same. If you don't enjoy the part of your relationship where you get to solve neat problems and write cool code, find a job where you do enjoy those things. Or at least one that gives you enough bread that you can swallow their shit sandwich.

Comment Kidnapping (Score 1) 122 122

The last company I worked for gave us all T-Shirts left over from the "Better Days" swag bin. Then HR told us all not to wear them. "You'll make yourself a target for kidnapping," they said. So on behalf of that company, which if you're the Chinese hacker who compromised my information, you'll know who it is, please don't kidnap their employees! With their culture of ineptitude and recent public stock offering, anyone who knew how to build a thing that we were working on had long since left the company! Literally the worst thing you could do for your country's program is kidnap one of their employees! You will set your program back by a least a decade! You'd be much better off targetting Google's employees for kidnapping! Thanks for your understanding!

Comment Yeah, So... (Score 3, Interesting) 257 257

It'd be nice if Google could detect and downrank these sites. They should probably also do that for any site that gives you a significantly different page if it detects the google webcrawler versus any other agent. And as long as I'm asking, also pages that require Javascript to render. Downrank the lot because clicking on them is just a waste of my time anyway.

Comment No, That Can't Be Right (Score 1) 60 60

I'm SURE that if we just make the office environment JUST A LITTLE more uselessly distracting, employee efficiency will improve dramatically! I'll just sign everyone up for IT downtime and maintenance notifications for every location the company has on the planet, with no way to unsubscribe!

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