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Re: humor...sort of....(forwarded msg)

Carl Hillsman wrote:

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> The Computer Hillbillies
> Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed,
> A poor college kid, barely kept his family fed,
> But then one day he was talking to a recruiter,
> Who said, "they pay big bucks if ya work on a computer..."
> Windows, that is... PC's... Workstations...
> Well, the first thing ya know ol' Jed's an Engineer.
> The kinfolk said "Jed, move away from here".
> They said "California is the place ya oughta be",
> So he bought some donuts and he moved to Silicon Valley...
> Intel, that is... Pentium ... big amusement park...
> On his first day at work, they stuck him in a cube.
> Fed him more donuts and sat him at a tube.
> They said "your project's late, but we know just what to do.
> Instead of 40 hours, we'll work you 52!"
> OT, that is... unpaid... mandatory...
> The weeks rolled by and things were looking bad.
> Schedules started slipping and some managers were mad.
> They called another meeting and decided on a fix.
> The answer was simple... "We'll work him sixty-six!"
> Tired, that is... stressed out... no social life...
> Months turned to years and his hair was turning grey.
> Jed worked very hard while his life slipped away.
> Waiting to retire when he turned 64,
> Instead he got a call and escorted out the door.
> Laid off, that is... de-briefed... unemployed...
> Now the moral of the story is listen to what you're told,
> Companies will use you and discard you when you're old.
> So gather up your friends and start your own firm,
> Beat the competition, watch the bosses squirm.
> Millionaires, that is... Bill Gates... Larry Ellison...
> Y'all come back now... ya hear'

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