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What is the life like in 21st Century compare to 90s, the joy of modern age.

What is the life like in 21st Century.

  1. As you read this list, you thought about forwarding it to your "friends you send jokes to" e-mail group.
  2. Being sick is defined as 'you can't walk' or 'you're in the hospital.'
  3. Board members salaries are higher than all the Third World countries annual budgets combined.
  4. Every week another collection envelope comes around because someone you didn't know had started is leaving.
  5. Free food left over from meetings is your staple diet.
  6. Interviewees, despite not having the knowledge or experience, terminate the interview when told the starting salary.
  7. It crosses your mind that your jokes group may have seen this list already, but you can't be bothered to check, so you forward it anyway.
  8. It's dark when you drive to and from work.
  9. Temps in your department outnumber permanent staff and are more likely to get long-service awards.
  10. The intern gets a brand-new state-of-the-art laptop with all the features, while you have time to go for lunch while yours powers up.
  11. The only reason you recognize your kids is because their pictures are on your desk and if you lucky you see them on the weekends.
  12. There's no money in the budget for the five permanent staff your department is short, but they can afford four full-time management consultants advising your boss's boss on strategy.
  13. When you go home after a long day at the office you still answer the phone in a business manner.
  14. When you make phone calls from home, you accidentally dial "9" to get an outside line.
  15. When you see a good looking, smart person, you know it must be a visitor.
  16. You buy a latest smartphone and a week later it is outdated by another model.
  17. You chat several times a day with a stranger from South America, but you haven't spoken to your next door neighbour yet this year.
  18. You consider postage delivery painfully slow and call it "snailmail."
  19. You e-mail your colleague at the desk next to you to ask "Do you have a minute?" and he replies "Snowed under but give me five minutes".
  20. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
  21. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years
  22. You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person
  23. You know exactly how many days you've got left until retirement.
  24. You need an app to be kept up to date with news.
  25. You only have makeup for fluorescent lighting.
  26. You read this entire list, kept nodding and smiling.
  27. You really get excited about a 1.6% pay rise which is 1.4% below inflation rate.
  28. You rely on electronic documents and statements available online until you cancel your account and company takes away all of your information.
  29. You take public transport or cycle in to get quicker.
  30. You try to enter your password on the microwave.
  31. You wonder who's going to be left to put money into your 'leaving' envelope.
  32. Your biggest loss from a computer crash is all of your jokes.
  33. Your biggest loss from a system crash is that you lose your collection of best jokes.
  34. Your boss's favourite lines are: … * When you've got a few minutes... * Could you fit this in...? * ...in your spare time... * When you're free... * I know you're busy but... * You know where I am coming from…
  35. Your company welcome sign is attached with Velcro.
  36. Your family and friends describe your job as "something to do with computers".
  37. Your idea of being organised is multicoloured post-it notes.
  38. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends is that they don't have e-mail.
  39. Your resume is on a USB Stick in your pocket.
  40. You're already late on the assignment you just got.
  41. You've run out of family member's birthdays to use for all of the ATM and banking PINs, email passwords, computer codes, and voicemail IDs you need to remember.
  42. You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.

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