I am begining to believe that this whole economic crunch could be used to our advantage. Humor me, read on, then reply. I don't know how many times I have had to conform to the whims of the company I am working for. I now work in a place where I can play music all day long, my hair is longer than it has ever been, and I don't catch hell if I am late. Flip side is that my boss knows that I will stay as long as it takes to get the job done, and that I will work on the weekends if necessary. I got to thinking this week one day on the way to work, a few lines from Thoreau's "Walden": "For more than five years, I maintained myself that soley by the labor of my hands, and found that, by working six weeks a year, I could meet all the expenses of living." "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." "Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only indespensable, but positive hinderences to the elevation of mankind". (and here's my favorite part) "In large towns and cities, where civilisation prevails, the number of those who own a shelter is a very small fraction of the whole." Now, I am not suggesting that I wish to go live under an overpass, but the idea of the people actually owning anything being a ridiculous notion dates back centuries. What I am trying to get at is that if we don't really own anything, why are we stressing ourselves out to keep up the credit rating on banks that are failing themselves. My wife and I are having a continuing argument over a $26 bill. I refuse to pay it, she says "they'll ruin our credit." I respond that if we haven't done anything bad in 15 years, a $26 bil to a bunch of thieves in India isn't going to scare me. We put up with a lot of shit, and it's time to say enough is enough. I read Friday that Exxon has posted another year of record high profits, and today a story that banks are outsourcing to foreign counties. They are all out to keep the American people in a sate of fear, working our little asses off so our credit score doesn't drop below 600, while the banks themselves have scores <100.
So, where am I going with this? I'm really not sure. All I know is I don't train anyone anything unless it is to my advantage. That no one knows what I really do, but they all know I get alot of work done. One old story always comes to mind. A company in Dallas was being taken over by a company in Conneticut. The major item was controlled by a computer program writen in assembly code that was writen by two men that were about to loose their jobs. They went in one night, and the program of 8500 lines of assembly code that controlled a big industrial machine, they erased all the documentation. On line 4500, they wrote "Now here's the tricky part".