Summary from Amazon.com
I’m guessing the geeks amongst you will have seen this movie, it’s probably the seminal geek flick along with other favourites from Kevin Smith[/url] (Mallrats[/url], Clerks[/url] etc.), those techie films like Hackers[/url], Wargames[/url], Sneakers[/url] and Swordfish[/url] and those other wierd movies like Pi[/url] and Donnie Darko[/url].
It really epitomises how you feel in the dull cubicle based corporate warground of a big company, especially a tech company..
It’s not a movie for everyone, but if you work in an office you should be ashamed if you haven’t seen this, if you work in I.T. in an office, you should be very ashamed..
If you haven’t started working yet, you should watch it anyway, especially if you’re studying I.T. as this is where you’ll be in a couple of years time..stuck in a cubicle next to a fat woman called Tina who answers the phone in a high-pitched tone with exactly the same phrase for 8-hours a day…
You’ll experience the annoying patronising boss, the memos, the paper-jams, the obscure error messages, the weirdos who are territorial about their stationary..
It reminds me about some of the jobs I’ve had…perhaps I’ll blog about my jobs one day, but that’d be a long post as I’ve been working since I was 13…and worked in pretty much every industry you can think of (unfortunately, not the adult entertainment industry..apart from a brief stint as a fluff boy..no I’M JOKING).
Stuck in a cubicle, staring at your monitor, doing just enough to get by, why do more I ask people? You don’t get incentives, there is no profit sharing, no stock options? What do bosses think? People work for fun? I see people over here, especially in Asia, working themselves to death at detriment of all else (their family, friends and partners), for what? The same salary they would get if they did half as much work, what’s the point? Does it make them feel good, perhaps for a while, yay I’m good at my job, I’ll give you a gold star.
My saying is work SMART not HARD.
Do what you do, do it well, enjoy it if possible and do it in a timely fashion, don’t rush things (then you make mistakes), but don’t procrastinate (you are getting paid for something after all)
Luckily the job I have no is in a line I enjoy, and I spend as little time in a cubicle as possible, but the CyberJaya office is actually cubicle hell…Hopefully will be back to Mon’t Kiara and I’ll be establishing a strong NO CUBICLE policy. We aren’t lab rats, why put us in little boxes?
Anyway enough rambling for today. Miss you.