Sunday, June 12, 2011

Workplace Compare and Contrast

Summer Job 2007-2010 vs. Real Job
  1. Summer job would have given all of the groups inappropriate names. On purpose.

  2. Summer job management violated any number of rules about workplaces. Staff followed the lead.

  3. Summer job gave me impossible tasks which I completed deftly for little praise. Regular job gives me fairly straight-forward tasks and wants to give me a raise.

  4. Summer job was stupid hot all the freaking time (no a/c, over 90F). Regular job has air conditioning; one of my offices never gets up to 70 due to the University's attempts to save energy. (The warmest they can make it is 69.4.)