Saturday, November 22, 2008
When we moved into a new lab and saw this old XYZ ad from an ancient technical magazine, we did not know whether to laugh or cry. Laugh, because XYZ is not even close to being the company that it used to be as described in this ad...cry, for the same reason. Character does not matter there anymore, at least not at the plant where I worked, which is close to the addresses mentioned in this ad. So it must have mattered there at one time, but it seems to have dissipated somewhere in between when the Old Man and Junior left, and when the Cookie Monster took over, and continues to evaporate daily still. Just when you think that it can't get any worse...it always does. This ad was posted in the center of the lab for those moments when someone might have a need to remember the past to carry on, which is most of the time.