Kid just loves him some cows (komos) wrote,
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See the great things I get to learn in corporate training?

Poll #747953 Profiler

Check all that apply to you. Are you __________? :

White
0(0.0%)
Male
0(0.0%)
Age 35-55
0(0.0%)
Unmarried/Divorced
0(0.0%)
Introverted
0(0.0%)
Intelligent/Articulate
0(0.0%)
Considered "weird" or "odd" by your peers
0(0.0%)
Feeling that you have been "wronged" in some way
0(0.0%)
Prone to thinking of things in a "black or white" fashion
0(0.0%)
Subject to recent discipline/wage cut/garnishment/layoff
0(0.0%)
Lacking a clear support system
0(0.0%)



If you have selected all of the above, CONGRATULATIONS! You fit the FBI profile of a perpetrator of workplace violence. This could mean absolutely nothing, or it could indicate that you're on the verge of snapping on a daily basis. HOORAY!

Actually, it means absolutely nothing because here, as in many other things, correlation does not equal causation. That said, sitting in a mandatory corporate training session and realizing that you match the various criteria as they're being listed is more than a little unsettling. Despite the chipper attitude of the speaker and the reassurances to the handful of us who seemed to grow increasingly uncomfortable as she spoke, it was hard not getting just a little depressed knowing that I shared characteristics with a guy who shot dead seven of his co-workers. It was a kind of "Damn, I didn't know that my life was that desperate" sort of thing.

Thankfully, I'm not much into absolutes. More importantly, I have friends.

Thanks folks, and remind me to beg off of training when I can.
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