Robot Parts – Curse #6178

Posted on October 25, 2011


We have had to cut back at the office. Why yes, we are enjoying record profits, but some things were cutting into the bottom line and so we axed them. We lost our macs and our software and our cell phones and our chairs. We even lost that guy we payed to fetch us sandwiches and cigarettes and coffee. The problem is that we work with thousands of millions of dollars and the decisions we make are important and based on graphs. We can’t make graphs easily anymore. We have to use paper clips and markers and our desks. It’s confusing, having to get those numbers exactly right when we can’t even remember how to calculate a square root. We need spreadsheets, but our CEO says we can’t afford it. We’re going to just wing it, he says. And so we are winging it. I will start to look for a new job soon, but first I am going to enjoy my bonus and hunt a dinosaur or get some robotic parts in place of my human parts.

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