|OT: Finding ourselves in The Dilbert Zone|
Message #9 Posted by Paul Brogger on 21 Aug 2008, 4:25 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by MikeO
Absolutlely true story:
In 1999 the not-for-profit I worked for "merged with" (read: "was swallowed by") the 600-lb gorilla in our field. It was either that year or the year following (I can't remember now) that . . .
. . . Around Thanksgiving time, the new company had all of its employees participate in the biannual Employee Opinion Survey. Later, the company's Christmas gift to all employees was a little travel alarm embossed with the company logo.
By New Year's Day, several of us had purchased our new Dilbert page-a-day desk calendars.
Lo and behold, my observant associate looked ahead to March (or whatever) and found a three-panel strip that went something like:
( . . . the world gets a little blurry for a while -- you feel light-headed -- disoriented -- a vague sense of unease descends . . . )
The boss is reading from a page at the conference room table:
"The results of the employee opinion survey are in.
You're all complaining about being overworked, underpaid,
unappreciated, blah, blah, blah."
Alice asks: "And your bizarre, other-worldly response will be?"
Boss: "Everyone gets a travel alarm with the company logo."
Edited: 21 Aug 2008, 4:28 p.m.