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22 Feb 2007, 06:58
You know, I just can't motivation anymore to really try at work.

"Rhyme, I need you to look at this document and then look at this one, and see if there are things that don't add up."

"OK"

Rhyme opens document A.

"A swaption put on the CBX exchange should be listed using mark to market accounting methods unless the appropriate expense into the GL ...."

Rhyme opens document B.

"The file will contain S.,293.283.MD8 and 9.81N2.8932 in a XML BLOB AJAX WSDL whatever"

"Hey bob, what the heck is document B? I don't understand a thing."

"Thats supposed to be a list of the requirements."

"You mean like, policies?"

"No, thats supposed to describe how things work for the business"

"I don't think it does Bob. That might document A."

"How do you mean?"

"It's full of technical jargon, I can't understand a page of it."

"Well, its supposed to be done by next week."

"Bob, its crap. Who wrote this thing?"

"(BIG NAME CONSULTING FIRM)"

"Hmm.. OK, so what do you want to do?"

"Well, its supposed to be done. Can you just uhm, like do your best?"

"Bob, I'm not a programmer. I don't understand a word in this document. Seriously. I have no idea what any of this means."

"OK, well the thing is it's supposed to be done..."

"Gotta go Bob..."

That was last week. I haven't opened the files since.

I have no motivation anymore.
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22 Feb 2007, 07:14
HAHAHA. You are certainly in an enviable position: a Chicago admit in your pocket. You might as well spend the rest of your pre MBA time working on your tan.

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22 Feb 2007, 07:14
Sounds like a day in my job. I love the "just get it done" response.

Like, "We actually can't process this request because we don't have the data we need." "Look, you're going to have to get it done!"
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22 Feb 2007, 07:19
Sound more like Russell Peters

Somebody gonna get hurttttt, real bad :D
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22 Feb 2007, 07:27
as long as they don't lecture you about the TPS reports.
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22 Feb 2007, 08:50
funny stuff rhume!

out of curiousity, what are you post-MBA career goals?
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22 Feb 2007, 09:59
rhyme wrote:
You know, I just can't motivation anymore to really try at work.

what do u mean by this ?
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22 Feb 2007, 11:15
Hehe.. my recent boss liked to say:
- I don't want to hear about problems, just deliver solutions!
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22 Feb 2007, 15:10
rhyme wrote:
That was last week. I haven't opened the files since.

I have no motivation anymore.

I'm in the same boat. I find myself doing the absolute minimum work such that I won't burn any bridges and won't lose recommendations.

Are the opinions of pre-MBA managers that important in the post-MBA job hunt? I've read that many large companies these days have established a policy of only confirming start/end dates and not commenting on the employee's actual performance. That would mean I could take my slacking to a whole new level.... the possibilities.....
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22 Feb 2007, 15:13
I am currently debating April 6 vs April 27 for my quit date.
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22 Feb 2007, 15:32
EconGirl wrote:
funny stuff rhume!

out of curiousity, what are you post-MBA career goals?

A good question that has no short answer but if I had to give you the short and skinny:

Ranked in order of preference:

1. Strategy oriented role for a startup type firm or established mid sized company. Or better yet, entrepreneurial 100%.

2. Consulting

3. Janitor

4. IB
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22 Feb 2007, 15:34
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rhyme wrote:
That was last week. I haven't opened the files since.

I have no motivation anymore.

I'm in the same boat. I find myself doing the absolute minimum work such that I won't burn any bridges and won't lose recommendations.

Are the opinions of pre-MBA managers that important in the post-MBA job hunt? I've read that many large companies these days have established a policy of only confirming start/end dates and not commenting on the employee's actual performance. That would mean I could take my slacking to a whole new level.... the possibilities.....

This is basically true. Now, my firm, for instance, tells only three things. Dates, salary and whether or not you are "eligible for rehire". That means you weren't fired.
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22 Feb 2007, 15:34
Ozmba2006 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
You know, I just can't motivation anymore to really try at work.

what do u mean by this ?

Seriously?
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22 Feb 2007, 15:58
amorica, i deleted my post cause i figured it might make people mad. Plus I got paranoid my work might see it.
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22 Feb 2007, 16:04
Its impossible for me to concentrate at work right now... I wish I could check gmatclub during the day... but..

I work for a very conservative southern regional bank..i.e....they monitor our internet usage and produce a 'top 10 list every month'...no lie...

ahh!!...stupid merger...we recently merged w/ another large bank. Since I work in operations..we're pretty swamped..

7/12/07 is our next big date..its our first wave of customer conversions..I'm thinking about leaving the day before(If I get in somewhere)...=)

work sucks!..oh wait..not it doesn't..i want to go to bschool..right?
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22 Feb 2007, 17:22
amorica wrote:
Its impossible for me to concentrate at work right now... I wish I could check gmatclub during the day... but..

I work for a very conservative southern regional bank..i.e....they monitor our internet usage and produce a 'top 10 list every month'...no lie...

ahh!!...stupid merger...we recently merged w/ another large bank. Since I work in operations..we're pretty swamped..

7/12/07 is our next big date..its our first wave of customer conversions..I'm thinking about leaving the day before(If I get in somewhere)...=)

work sucks!..oh wait..not it doesn't..i want to go to bschool..right?

So does mine. In fact, they monitor everything.

You can reports on

* What webpages were visited, and when, including for how long
* How many "banned" webpages you tried to visit and when and what
* If anything, including simple little ActiveX controls were installed
* The number of mpeg / mp3 / avi files you've opened, including locally (im not kidding)
* Failure to connect to the network to perform these scans disables your port
* Wireless cards are removed from the laptops
* A list of every file on your machine, including software that doesnt require an install (i.e. putty.exe)
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22 Feb 2007, 17:26
that's tight! I can access the forum from work, although if I do so too frequently I risk being reported to my boss.

There are some blocked sites, of course, and some ports such as the ones required to chat, etc. But that's pretty much it.
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22 Feb 2007, 18:42
rhyme wrote:
Ozmba2006 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
You know, I just can't motivation anymore to really try at work.

what do u mean by this ?

Seriously?

started my GMAT prep and looking at the Sentence formation mate
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23 Feb 2007, 00:26
Ozmba2006 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
Ozmba2006 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
You know, I just can't motivation anymore to really try at work.

what do u mean by this ?

Seriously?

started my GMAT prep and looking at the Sentence formation mate

What is GMAT? Once you are in a School who cares abt SC/RC/CR? What do they mean anyways?
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23 Feb 2007, 06:06
So Rhyme how do you get on this forum during the day when you're at work?
23 Feb 2007, 06:06

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