Author Topic: Help me find a link to an essay/story that I read a few years ago!  (Read 1565 times)

rantk81

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I've spent a good amount of time googling this morning, and have not been able to find what I'm looking for!

A few years back, I read an essay/story called something like "Living the American Dream" --  written by someone who was a "lost employee" in the org-chart at some remote office at work. He wrote up about how he was trying to keep his job, even though he had no official duties and didn't report to anyone.

If memory serves me correctly, in part of the story, he randomly received a bunch of "globes" delivered to him...

Anyone recall this or have a link?

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Re: Help me find a link to an essay/story that I read a few years ago!
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 10:44:58 AM »
Ahhhh, no sooner did I post this, than I remembered the key phrase "forgotten employee" and was able to find it when googling...

https://sites.google.com/site/forgottenemployee/


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Re: Help me find a link to an essay/story that I read a few years ago!
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 01:30:42 PM »
hah, sounds kind of like my job!
I'm here for 40 hours a week, I do 5-10 hours of actual work per week

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Re: Help me find a link to an essay/story that I read a few years ago!
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 01:40:54 PM »
I loved that article.  Thanks for sharing!

I too feel like I'm Mr. Moonshine lately.  Should I ask for more responsibility?  Probably.

When people ask me, "What have they got you working on?" or "What are you doing in your new position?" I typically respond with "Nothing at all."  Which is 95% accurate, but they laugh and think I'm funny.

Speaking of which, I'm going to talk to my boss to see if I can get something else to work on, or get that open position I asked him about Friday.  I can't browse MMM forums all day!

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Re: Help me find a link to an essay/story that I read a few years ago!
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 02:25:52 PM »
good luck vin!

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Re: Help me find a link to an essay/story that I read a few years ago!
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 02:34:39 PM »
He keeps mentioning "SA". Anybody know what that means?

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Re: Help me find a link to an essay/story that I read a few years ago!
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 03:10:44 PM »
He keeps mentioning "SA". Anybody know what that means?
https://forums.somethingawful.com/

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Re: Help me find a link to an essay/story that I read a few years ago!
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 06:13:38 AM »
good luck vin!

Thanks!

I now have a meeting with my boss and the President tomorrow morning to discuss the open position.  It's very similar to 2 other positions I've interviewed for with our competitors recently.  So, if I can get the same job and similar pay to stay with the same company, that's not a bad deal!  Should be ~$20k pay increase...

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To find that one particular essays is not easy but yeah not impossible. I think you should start reading reviews at https://edureviewer.com/services/unemployedprofessors-com-review/, hope so you will get hint or something about that topic which are you looking for. According to me, this is the best way to find, rest is your choice.