Monday, March 12, 2007

outside the ivory tower

Yes, I do have friends who hail from outposts far afield of the sheltered groves of academia. I got an e-mail last week from one who said:
> See the kind of exciting work you are missing by not being in the 
> private sector?
Above a message forwarded from someone in his company with the subject line "Looking for something to do?" that read:
> I need someone to break the "W" insignia off of glass badger charms.   
> We have 50 more to do. Thanks!
To which I replied:
In less friendly private sector jobs, this would be a trap and anyone 
who responded by showing up to chisel away at the glass badger charms
would be summarily fired.

BTW, Can I blog this?

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