You Know you're Sick of Working in I.T. when...
You try to enter your PC logon password on the microwave.
You haven't played patience with real cards in years.
You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
You e-mail your work colleague at the desk next to you to ask "Do you fancy going down the pub?" and they reply "Yeah, give me five minutes".
Your reason for not staying in touch with friends is that they do not have e-mail addresses.
Your idea of being organised is multiple coloured post-it notes.
You hear most of your jokes via email instead of in person.
When you go home after a long day at work you still answer the phone in a business manner.
When you make phone calls from home, you accidentally insert a "9" to get an outside line.
You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.
Your company welcome sign is attached with Velcro.
Your CV is on a diskette in your pocket.
You really get excited about a 1.7% pay rise.
You learn about your redundancy on the 9 o'clock news.
Your biggest loss from a system crash is that you lose all your best jokes.
Your supervisor doesn't have the ability to do your job.
Contractors outnumber permanent staff and are more likely to get long-service awards.
Board members salaries are higher than all the Third World countries annual budgets combined.
It's dark when you drive to and from work, even in the summer.
Interviewees, despite not having the relevant knowledge or experience, terminate the interview when told of the starting salary.
You see a good looking, smart person and you know it must be a visitor.
Free food left over from meetings is your staple diet.
The work experience person 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.
Being sick is defined as you can't walk or you're in hospital.
You're already late on the assignment you just got.
There's no money in the budget for the five permanent staff your department is short of, but they can afford four full-time management consultants advising your boss's boss on strategy.
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 freed up I know you're busy but...I have an opportunity for you...
Holiday is something you roll over to next year.
The only reason you recognise your kids is because their pictures are on your desk.
You only have makeup for fluorescent lighting.
You read this entire list, kept nodding and smiling.
As you read this list, you think about forwarding it to your "mates you send jokes to" e-mail group.
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!