Quote of the day–Mark N.

I’ve been here ten years and they have never had us dance in the parking lot before.

Mark N.
August 18, 2010
Explaining to an intern that should he get a job offer from Microsoft (he almost for certain will) it wouldn’t be fair to evaluate the future job requirements on this one afternoon’s activities.
[Mark is my boss.

It turns out we didn’t dance in the parking lot. We danced on the sidewalk.

It was an hour of attempting to teach 500 geeks about 20 seconds of dance steps and 15 minutes of filming. It went as well as could be expected. I suspect the only reason many of the guys tolerated it and stuck around is because the entire time it appeared the dance instructor was in imminent danger of a “wardrobe malfunction“.

If the video happens to make it to the Internet I was the guy in the back with the grimace moving out of sync to everyone else while wearing a Blackwater baseball cap and a t-shirt that said “There are very few personal problems that can’t be solved with a suitable application of high explosives.“–Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Mark N.

  1. I always wondered how micro**** came up with ways to “improve” their OS’s. Now I see; have the programers dress in black, send them outside, and make them jump around in a hot parking lot until one of them comes up with the best way to make a piece of crap worse, heh, heh, heh.

  2. Wrong! That’s not how they do it.

    They bring us free beer then we stay at work writing code until we are sober enough to drive home.

    (The above snark was stolen from MS employee Paul Nash who said that at 7:10 PM on July 14, 2000.)

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