|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: 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: 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