This is Howard C. Park's blog. Interests: live music, simulations and modeling, languages, iPod, social and business networking, systems thinking, history of science, management, BBQ, trivia, good coffee, organizational learning, traveling, personal histories.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
what does Ronald McDonald eat?
I was recently in Chicago, close to the airport. I happen to drive by the careerbuilder.com building, which got me to wondering about this and other questions.
1. Does an employee at careerbuilder.com use careerbuilder.com to look for another job? 2. What knives are available at the Ginsu knife factory cafeteriaA? 3. Do the guys that support Mac OS versions of MS software get jeered at as they walk the halls of Microsoft? 4. Do employees of AOL use AIMB? 5. Do employees at cigarette companies take smoke breaksC? 6. Can an employee of Playboy Enterprises charge a "hostile environment sexual discrimination" against the employer? 7. Do they have file cabinets at EMC/Documentum? 8. Do they have fire drills (i.e., what to do in case of fire) at fire stationsD? 9. Consumer product companies often make prototypes available to employees. Do companies that make toilet paper offer samples and ask for feedback? 10. Can you bring an iPod to work at Microsoft?
A few notes... A. This is not my own. I got this from Tory Gattis. B. Actually, I know the answer to this one. They AIM like it's the last day on Earth. Some of the longest buddies list I've seen were on desktops at AOL. C. Smoke breaks? Two people who have worked at cigarette companies have told me that people smoke all the time at their desks, at meetings, etc. D. Is there a "floor fire warden" with a stupic plastic fire chief hat?