I headed over to URL's (our cafeteria) to get some lunch and started to hear music. There was a band playing. Normally, they'd be playing outside, but the rainy season has begun.

I would have taken a picture but didn't think to until I got back to my desk.

As I was getting my bowl of soup, I realized they were playing Take This Job And Shove It. That led me to wonder if this wasn't a ploy to try and solve the space crunch at work.

Who knows. Maybe a few folks were listening and thought "yeah! screw this! I'm gonna quit as soon as I'm done with my chicken sandwich."

Or not.

I suspect there are better ways. But if there's a company wide email tonight about a screening of Office Space, I'll know something's up!

Posted by jzawodn at October 20, 2004 01:08 PM

Reader Comments
# Marc said:

Ah, someone else noticed! I was wondering if there were any gasps from the organizers when they launched into that tune.

on October 20, 2004 01:22 PM
# Eric Blair said:

The cafe at my office serves Chinese food once a week, complete with fortune cookies. One day, my fortune was "Take the next job you are offered."

I made a point of showing it to my boss just prior to our post-lunch meeting.

on October 20, 2004 02:23 PM
# Jason said:

I was there for that. I imagined that the reactions for those that frequently leave before 8pm were something akin to concern, and those that frequently don't leave until after 8pm were all, "WOOOOOOOOO!"

on October 20, 2004 03:49 PM
# Mike Trotzke said:


They need a screening of office space. It is required viewing at my company for good reason.

If you can't laugh a little bit at your job, then you are doing something wrong.

P.S. New reader... looks like the required field 'name' is missing from the preview page. ummm... and great blog.

on October 20, 2004 05:17 PM
# Wilson said:

That's funny... my recollections of Northern California were that the rainy season started some time in January and lasted for about two weeks... Are we having another El Niņo this year?

on October 20, 2004 08:27 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Heh, I don't know. It's been different almost every year I've been here.

on October 20, 2004 08:30 PM
# mtm said:

Thanks Eric. I always wondered if there are special "corporate" fornute cookies that are always positive and never mention "start a new life" or "quit today". Seems, there isn't (yet).

on October 21, 2004 08:27 AM
# Wonderer said:

Um, they're having an office-wide viewing of Office Space where I work. Should I be worried?


on October 21, 2004 04:22 PM
# Ryan said:

I was there for that to... heard the rendition. The gents I was with broke out in laughter. Good times :-)

on October 27, 2004 11:52 PM
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