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You Can Take this Job and… June 13, 2008

Posted by Amanda in Business Tails, Mouse Clicks.
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For the past three weeks a video has been going around of an office worker who goes bezerk with seemingly little provocation. I’m not going to comment on whether or not the video is real, because I don’t know. What I will comment on is the reactions I have seen to the video. So many people are empathizing with this cubicle worker.

Some of the comments on YouTube:
“Mankind was not ment to work in a crowded cage (todays Cubicle). I am supprised this does not happen more offten… [sic]“

“This guy obviously loved the Movie Office Space. He definitely had the —– to do what so many people would LOVE to do. “

“Fact or fiction, with gas prices, taxes, home foreclosures, etc. this guy is justified in letting out whatever frustrations he needs to obviously release. I thought it was wonderful! “

Here is the video, from two different angles (One is from a cell phone). Please note that the original “security camera” video does not have sound, but I have chosen the one with a music track added.

Granted, there are plenty of comments condemning this man’s actions (fake or not), but this video highlights the fact that so many people are unhappy with their jobs. We all have good and bad days, but so many people spend 40 or more hours a week doing something they do not enjoy. I truly believe that happy employees are the most productive employees. What does this say about our current work culture?

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