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rivenGlitch
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Icon 10 posted July 28, 2006 11:54      Profile for rivenGlitch     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
At the age of 30, and have just finished my three year program at SAIT last December I have finally broken into the corporate world. Spending all of my twenties working for little companies (usually half broke ones) and bartending and serving arrogant people their food, I have finally reached a small level of success. Working for a great cooperation, in the IT field doing what I love to do; play with computers and networks. The great thing about this is that they pay me real money to do it too. Man I wish I had thought about getting a real job years ago. So now that I am getting settled in, as I approach the end of third week here, I could just about jump out of this chare and just scream, “Man I love this Job!” but I will restrain my self.

Yeah Me!!!!!

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Alright I know that all of you just can’t wait to post your comments about the world of the “corporate drone” and how little by little, day by day, this corporate thing will suck the life out of me till there is nothing left but a vacant mind, and a long stare that never seems to focus.

So bring it on!

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quote:
Originally posted by rivenGlitch:
Alright I know that all of you just can’t wait to post your comments about the world of the “corporate drone” and how little by little, day by day, this corporate thing will suck the life out of me till there is nothing left but a vacant mind, and a long stare that never seems to focus.

So bring it on!

No, I won't. If you ever feel tired of it, use that good money to plan a carreer change! Ultimately, it's you who will decide if you give up your dreams or not, not the corporation. And who knows, maybe you'll thrive there, and in a dozen years, you'll be responsible for the whole IT department. [Wink]

So I say: congratulations, and dream on!

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You're only as much of a cog as you allow yourself to be. In a large company, you probably cannot distinguish yourself by having skills that are unavailable from anyone else, but that doesn't mean you can't stand out.

Chant one verse in latin and slap a rubber chicken against the side of a PC and have it start working in front of the company's General Manager, for instance, and nobody is ever going to forget you.

Of course there's always the possibility that you don't want to stand out quite that much. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:

Chant one verse in latin and slap a rubber chicken against the side of a PC and have it start working in front of the company's General Manager, for instance, and nobody is ever going to forget you.

Voice of experience, huh Steen?

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Xanthine wrote:
Voice of experience, huh Steen?

Hmm... where did that halo go? It's very hard to look innocent without it.

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I hid it because you were abusing it. [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I hid it because you were abusing it. [Razz]

Yes, it's really not meant to be used as a frisbee. [Wink]

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I would never use a halo as a frisbee.

It's more of a horse shoes game type thing [Smile]

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quote:
Chant one verse in Latin...
Threadjack....
At my boss's wedding a few years ago, his brother gives a toast, and ends with "... I have only this to say - Gort, Klaatu barada nicto". My pals and I chuckled to each other, but someone turned to me, knowing I was the only Catholic in a room full of Jews and asks "QF, what did that Latin thing he said?"

I nearly pissed myself.

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quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
At my boss's wedding a few years ago, his brother gives a toast, and ends with "... I have only this to say - Gort, Klaatu barada nicto".

/me has images of the wedding night ...

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:

So I say: congratulations, and dream on!

Thanks, it’s always nice to have some one that will tell you to keep that dream of hope alive, even though we all know that slapping a rubber chicken on your bosses PC is how to get noticed, and getting noticed is the first step to getting promoted… or is it fired? The corporate world is sooooo complicated… :Z

quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:

Chant one verse in latin and slap a rubber chicken against the side of a PC and have it start working in front of the company's General Manager, for instance, and nobody is ever going to forget you.

Now all I need is one verse in Latin to chant… hmm, I do not know Latin, so any suggestions would be great!

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rivenGlitch wrote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
Chant one verse in Latin and slap a rubber chicken against the side of a PC and have it start working in front of the company's General Manager, for instance, and nobody is ever going to forget you.


Actually, that's my quote. Stereo is far cuter than I am and I don't think she runs around waving rubber chickens in the air like a mental patient.

rivenGlitch also wrote:
Now all I need is one verse in Latin to chant… hmm, I do not know Latin, so any suggestions would be great!

I don't really know Latin either, but "Credo quia impossible est" is fitting (and is what I used). I don't remember where I learned that line.

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quote:
Originally posted by rivenGlitch:
Now all I need is one verse in Latin to chant… hmm, I do not know Latin, so any suggestions would be great!

I recommend Catullus' Poem 94:

"Mentula moechatur. Moechatur mentula? Certe.
Hoc est quod dicunt: ipsa olera olla legit."


I won't translate it for fear of corrupting our more innocent members [Razz] . Suffice it to say, it would certainly get you noticed [Wink] .

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:

Actually, that's my quote. Stereo is far cuter than I am and I don't think she runs around waving rubber chickens in the air like a mental patient.

Sorry Steen it’s early and that was nothing more then a little cut and paste error, my humblest apologies.

Though now I need to learn Latin as I have to know what this translates to:

quote:
Originally posted by skylar:

"Mentula moechatur. Moechatur mentula? Certe.
Hoc est quod dicunt: ipsa olera olla legit."



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quote:
Originally posted by rivenGlitch:
Now all I need is one verse in Latin to chant… hmm, I do not know Latin, so any suggestions would be great!

If you find a real old bit of junk that you can't fix, I would recommend a nice simple...
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti... [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by rivenGlitch:
Now all I need is one verse in Latin to chant… hmm, I do not know Latin, so any suggestions would be great!

See my sig.

Or, my old sig was Quid quid latine dictum sit, altum videtur - Anything said in Latin sounds important.

Don't like either of those? There's a whole world of adventure to be found here

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quote:
Originally posted by rivenGlitch:
Now all I need is one verse in Latin to chant… hmm, I do not know Latin, so any suggestions would be great!

How about the latin thing quantumfluff said at his friend's wedding? [evil]

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I didn't say it - my friends brother did - but I wish I did. And, TFD correctly recognized it was not Latin at all.
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My favorite limmerick with Latin in it....

A stableman's daughter named Prentiss
was morally non compos mentis.
She seduces her dad,
and when he can't be had,
uses horses in loco parentis.

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