Joel Spolsky’s post today about wildly overblown press on new software applications is a hoot. Check it out!
Sadly, this caused me to recollect that the company I work for has decided to invest a boatload of cash and redecorate the building lobby. The company is an ACTUAL business, one which performs a tangible service other than delivering software applications. However, the mock-up of the lobby remodel makes it look as if we are a Yahoo or – worse! – Oracle.
In addition, the work hour expectations are looking a little intimidating at the moment. A coworker who is working her way into a promotion has put in many long hours during the past several weeks to learn the ropes of the new position while still performing the tasks required in her current position. When a director indicated that she could learn a specific skill from another employee, she said she would need to schedule something in a few days as she had quite a heavy workload at present – to which he responded that sometimes you need to put in some extra time.
Image is everything?