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Conversations in work [Apr. 24th, 2009|08:01 pm]
Today we came into work to a mail saying "Don't panic, but reply to this mail with your name and skillsets in one line. We need this by close of business today".

Obvoiusly, this got us nervous. Especially as there were the words "Don't panic".

Anyway, it got some of us to talking about what we were putting in there. For reference, we got to referring to it as a "Twitter CV"; all you've done in your life in 140 characters.

CoWorker1: Skills: [technobabble] Development (C, Java, shell coding)
CoWorker1: thats me
CoWorker1: I haven't written a line of C in about 10 years
CoWorker1: but still
CoWorker1: feel free to plagarise
Me: I wonder if I should mention my former "assistant s10u4 systems group test boss" role?
CoWorker1: do
CoWorker1: mention it all
CoWorker1: mention stuff that never happened at all
Me: I have this thing against lying on a CV, although I'm happy to include c even if I happened to lick the sweat off a sub-standard c-programmer while they were coding.
Me: <.<
Me: >.>
Me: Which I haven't by the way.
CoWorker2: that's disgusting
Me: In that case, I feel justified in leaving communication skills in my twitter cv

[User Picture]From: ferrousoxide
2009-04-24 11:28 pm (UTC)
Tee hee hee on the conversation. Hilarious.

Eep on the weird email. I'm not sure whether to interpret the "don't panic" was meant to convey "no seriously, we're just compiling stats for a report, there's no cause to worry" or someone who's trying to be comforting saying "please begin panicking immediately, your job is in jeopardy."
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2009-04-25 10:47 pm (UTC)
In the end it turned out to be a "You guys shouldn't panic, it's just the rest of the organisation that has to worry".

Basically, a very large chunk of the company was going to have its priorities and staff "reallocated" on the basis of their skillsets. Being in quality, such a reshuffle isn't going to affect us, as it's mainly targetting the development folk.

So it was an actual "Don't worry, but we have to do this anyway".
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[User Picture]From: nycelle
2009-04-25 07:51 am (UTC)
The big question is, did you all have your towels?

Nice chat extract :)
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