Thursday, September 01, 2005

Spoonful of Sugar?

There was a picnic at the DDJ today. I didn't go because Drew isn't all that interested in generic hotdogs and hamburgers, nor did he care to let me schlep the ten minutes to the other location where it was held. So I got to hear all the fun second-hand. Anytime coworkers come back in saying both "company holiday" and "bad news" loudly, you gotta wonder if you're being had. But no. At noon today, the company president just up and announced that tomorrow would be a company holiday. So yay four-day weekend! But he also pointed at my side of the company as not bringing in a profit and mentioned that he had some bad news, but that he wasn't going to give it to us today. So contemplate the bad news over your generous gift of a four-day weekend.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Corporate America? Being a self-employed writer is appealing in SO many ways.


Andi said...

Well, that's one way to make people completely detest and be unable to enjoy their extra day off. *~* Does your medical plan cover stress-related illnesses?

Joel said...

On the flip side, you get paid to listen to his stuff. Corporate America wants your time in the office, not necessarily if you're working actively in said office or not.

Kellie said...

Well, I managed to enjoy the extra day just fine. Especially because layoffs seem like a good thing from where I'm sitting at the moment. :) And Joel, you could triple my salary and it still wouldn't be enough to listen to some of this drivel. :)