Is the tech economy down because we're all fucking around on the Internet during work hours, or are we fucking around on the Internet during work hours because the tech economy is down? This is one of those chicken/egg questions that keeps me up at night. -- Master Squid
Ever wonder what it's like to work at a Canadian
electronics company? Dominic Petruzzi spent eight weeks
looking at internet pornography.
After 329 hours of porn, he got his
job done. But it took alot of overtime. In one month, he
claimed 120 hours. "E-porn was a full-time job" gloated a
Eventually his brain-dead Canadian employer realized Petruzzi's job didn't
even require net access, and fired his sorry ass. Then the stupid Canadian
labor union filed an appeal on Petruzzi's behalf, arguing he should've been
allowed to keep his job. They said he spent at most two hours of every
day looking at pornography. He'd worked for an electronics company whose web
site still boasts about their "6,800 highly
skilled employees" -- and spells defense with a C.
This parable has many
messages -- about defense contractors, about corporate bureaucracies, about
labor unions, and about the human spirit. But let's cut Petruzzi some slack.
His story is the
haunting fable about one technology worker's search for salvation in a barren
wasteland famous for its bad beer and unattractive hookers.
O, Canada, their
home and native land...true pornographic love in all thy sons command.