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101 Ιανουαρίου 2, 2005

Posted by Lida in Greek IT.

My five-day leave has come to an end, so I’m back to work tomorrow. It wasn’t enough; I still need something like a month to really recover from 2004. I was one of the worst years of my life especially as far as my work goes. I can’t stand the overtime and weekends any more, the impossible deadlines, the crappy working conditions, the shitty pay. But what really can’t stand even for a minute is the narrow-mindedness and hypocrisy of my employers. The amount of B.S. I heard this year is incredible even for Greek company standards. What on earth is going on in these people (execs) heads is really beyond me. If anyone reading this has ever worked for a Greek software company, you probably know what I’m talking about. For the rest I will just say that after 5 years working in the Greek software industry (yeh! whatever!) I have seen enough to write a whole book about the mentalities of failure. Self-delusion, greed, fear of anything original, constant intimidation and exploitation of employees, amateurism of the worst kind and lack of even the basic organization skills, the list is endless. What do they teach them in those M.B.A’s? Bad taste in ties and how to suck up to their clients? Needless to say that if things are not improving this year I’m seriously thinking of switching my career to something less stressful and more ethically rewording like a mercenary or a contract killer.

P.S. Hmm, nice title come to think of it, «The mentalities of failure: the Greek software industry that never was», what do you think?



1. george dafermos - Ιανουαρίου 20, 2005

what could i say Linda? Sorry to hear that you got fired; we all here sympathise with your plight – besides, we all know what you’re talking about.

– missed the semi-regular contact with you. drop us a line, will you?


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