The Beverly Hills Programmer Come and listen to a story bout a man named Jed A poor college kid, barely kept his family fed But then one day he was talking to a recruiter He said "They'll pay you big bucks if you work on a computer" VAX that is ... CRT's ... Workstations Well the first thing ya know ole Jed's an engineer The kinfolk said "Jed move away from here" They said "Arizona is the place you ought to be" So he bought some donuts and moved to Ahwatukee Motorola that is ... dry heat ... no amusement parks On his first day at work they stuck him in a cube Fed him some donuts and sat him at a tube They said "You're project's late, but we know just what to do Instead of 40 hours, we'll work you fifty-two" OT that is ... Unpaid ... Mandatory The weeks rolled by and things were looking bad Some schedules slipped and some managers were mad They called another meeting and decided on a fix Their answer was simple, "We'll work him sixty-six" Tired that is ... Stressed out ... No Social Life Months turned into years and his hair was turning gray Jed worked hard while his life slipped away Waiting to retire when he turned sixty-four Instead he got a call and they escorted him out the door Laid-off that is ... Debriefed ... Unemployed (To The Tune Of The Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song) LJ apr96
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