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From little victories over your bank manager to epic wins over the law - tell us how you've put one over authority. Right on, kids!

Suggestion from Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic

(, Thu 17 Jun 2010, 16:01)
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And another one...
I have this habit (hopefully broken now) of working for the dodgiest companies you can imagine. The last one was bad- late pay, daily checks of the fuel levels in the generator in case the power was cut again and we needed to keep the servers up for a few days while they got it sorted, but the one before was even worse.

Worse in the 'I'm not going to pay your taxes that I withhold from your wages because I'm special and different and the law doesn't apply to me*', and in the 'When you're here I want to see you working all the time. I don't pay you to sit around and play games' kind of way, but also worse in the demonstrably not a fucking clue what, exactly it was that the programmers did kind of way, so a screen full of code, and some mumblings about 'event-driven models' were enough to keep teh boss satisfied that we were indeed slaving away at his bidding.

Except it was code for a project Legless paid me to do. For the last 3 months I was there...

* It does. As do anti-piracy laws- 3D Studio Max, Adobe CS3 complete, Flex, Windows- pretty much everything... costing about $50k after being dobbed in by a disgruntled ex-employee... You can be a prick of a boss, or run a dodgy shop, but you can't be both...
(, Tue 22 Jun 2010, 5:56, 1 reply)
For the last line alone, that gets my vote.

(, Tue 22 Jun 2010, 9:10, closed)

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