I bumped into this Corporate Zodiac in the online edition of the Economic Times
today. ET has got this habit - To snub its valued visitors / readers with such absurd and rude observations about their work/lifestyle etc. I think that a Business newspaper such as this (which has built a brand around its visibility) should be more responsible and be careful on its contents. A Newspaper's responsibility is not to be entertaining, but be informative (Let me admit-i liked the humour in this article!!). How far will ET go? How long are we going to take this?
I strongly protest. Take a look at this . you will agree with me.
The link to the stuff appended below is here
ENGINEERING : One of only two signs that actually studied in school, it is said that ninety percent of all Personal Ads are placed by engineers. You can be happy with yourself: your office is typically full of all the latest gadgets. However, we all know what is really causing your carpal tunnel.
ACCOUNTING : The only other sign that studied in school, you are mostly immune from office politics. You are the most feared person in the organization; combined with your extreme organizational traits, the majority of rumors concerning you say that you are completely insane.
HUMAN RESOURCES : Ironically, given your access to confidential information, you tend to be the biggest gossip within the organization. Possibly the only other person that does less work than marketing, you are unable to return any calls today because you have to get a haircut, have lunch, and mail a letter!
MARKETING : You are ambitious yet stupid. You chose a marketing degree to avoid having to study in college, concentrating instead on drinking and socializing - which is pretty much what your job responsibilities are now. Least compatible with sales.
SALES : Laziest of all signs, often referred to as "marketing without a degree", you are also self-cantered and paranoid. Unless someone calls you and begs you to take their money, you like to avoid contact with "customers" so you can "concentrate on the big picture". You seek admiration for your golf game throughout your life.
TECHNOLOGY : Unable to control anything in your personal life, you are instead content to completely control everything that happens at your workplace. Often even you don't understand what you are saying, but who the hell can tell?! It is written that the Geeks shall inherit the Earth.
MANAGEMENT/ TEAM LEADERS : Catty, cut-throat, yet completely spineless, you are destined to remain at your current job for the rest of your life. Unable to make a single decision you tend to measure your worth by the number of meetings you can schedule for yourself. Best suited to marry other managers, as everyone in your social circle is a manager.
CUSTOMER SERVICE : Bright, cheery, positive, you are a fifty-cent cab ride from taking your own life. As a child very few of you asked your parents for a little cubicle for your room and a headset so you could pretend to play ‘customer service’. Continually passed over for promotions, your best bet is to manage your manager.
While on this, look at Kaps
' post on the Bakwaas Times
. Kaps has named ET appropriately.
Hope I have your permission to give this link, Kaps.