2000-12-01

Dilbert, working hard

Working hard, or hardly working?

This question, far from being a stereotyped question heard only in Dilbert strips and other workplace satire, is actually used and actually considered the height of humor by many corporate drones.

I did not believe this until I encountered “Mike” at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where I worked for a while. Not only did this person (and many others, I should add) use this on at least a daily basis, he also was the proud owner of a plaque bearing the words

You want it when!?

People smiled at it. It added levity to their otherwise drab days.