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(Gawker)   Silicon Valley startup's approach to team photos is positively Stalinist   ( valleywag.gawker.com) divider line
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2013-09-30 10:23:07 AM  
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zyrian: I would call it Orwellian / Ministry of Truth-ish more than Stalinist.

"Stalinist" conjures up suppression of dissent  more than manipulation of historical facts (although there was that, too).

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2013-09-30 09:57:07 AM  
2 votes:

dionysusaur: Never understood the fetish for team photos. Biz card photos are even worse - mainly because the people most interested in pressing a copy of their face into your hand are people you'd rather not look at in the first place.

When you have only ideas and concepts to sell, not cold, hard things, you have to make up for it with pseudo-relationships.  Look at real estate agents - they always feature big portraits in their ads, because they don't have anything else to refer to.  They don't go back a year later and ask how you like the new house.
2013-09-30 08:34:01 AM  
2 votes:
Is this some kind of scandal? I mean, really, who the fark cares?
2013-09-30 08:33:36 AM  
2 votes:
Good morning employees. Here are the announcements. Shelly in Accounting no longer works here. She was detained by security for questioning and made several statements disparaging our great company. She was declared and enemy of the company in an emergency board meeting and dismissed. And she stole many pens and paperclips whose value was great. You will never mention her name again.

Eric in IT has been dismissed. He was caught by security making illegal backups of proprietary company information. This type of offense cannot be taken lightly in this day of industrial espionage. While questioned, he admitted he was a rogue agent for our avowed enemy, Happy Drum and Cymbal Company. This lack of loyalty to the company cannot be tolerated. He was discharged immediately in to the black of the night. He has no health care. He has no reserves of cash to live on. We will fight his unemployment application and we will win. He will be homeless and destitute by the end of the week. All for what, Eric? All for what? Do not mention Eric again.

And finally, on a note of happiness and much joy, we will welcome Sandy in to our midst. She is a competent and productive accounting worker who has a specialty in long term amortization and depreciation. She has pledged her very heart to our great company. We shall all welcome her and remind her of our rules.

That is all.
2013-09-30 08:52:16 AM  
1 vote:

anthonix: Jeez, nobody gets the reference?

Lemme guess, they're erasing people?

//because Fark
2013-09-30 08:44:41 AM  
1 vote:
Yesterday, at SocialWire,
I met a man they didn't hire.
He wasn't there again today
I wish, I wish he'd go away...

When I went there today at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn't see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don't you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don't slam the door... (slam!)

Last night I saw at SW Co.
A little man that they'd let go
He wasn't there again today
Oh, how I wish he'd go away

(apologies to Hughes Mearns)
2013-09-30 08:09:12 AM  
1 vote:
They're negotiating a non-aggression pact with Germany?
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