Monday, May 22, 2006

Reading Between the Lines

This probably would have been one of those emails which makes you smile a bit and think back to your job description.

I might actually smile at a few of those lines if this was sent out by anyone else other than my manager. The manager who interviewed and hired me.

I can recognise two of those lines .. and sadly .. its so true. For my company anyway. I don't know how true it is for the companies listed here.

Here is a copy of the email :

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"COMPETITIVE SALARY" --- TCS
We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.

"JOIN OUR FAST-PACED COMPANY" --- ACCENTURE
We have no time to train you.

"CASUAL WORK ATMOSPHERE" -- COGNIZANT
we don't pay enough to expect that you'll dress up.

"MUST BE DEADLINE-ORIENTED" --- SIEMENS
You'll be six months behind schedule on your first day.

"SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED" --- WIPRO
Some time each night and some time each weekend.

"DUTIES WILL VARY" --- IBM
Anyone in the office can boss you around.

"MUST HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL" --- POLARIS
We have no quality control.

"CAREER-MINDED" --- SAPLABS
Female Applicants must be childless (and remain that way).

"NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE" --- NOVELL
We've filled the job; our call for resumes is just a legal formality.

"SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE" ---HCL
You'll need it to replace three people who just left.

"PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS A MUST" --- INFOSYS
You're walking into a company in perpetual chaos.

"REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS" --- SATYAM
You'll have the responsibilities of a manager, without the pay or respect.

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1 comment:

- chi sin - said...

astrogirl, i can see that you have the attribute that can suit jobs with descriptions "MUST BE DEADLINE-ORIENTED", "SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED" and "SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE"

good on u... wahahhaha