The concept of mandatory fun brings to mind, “Vault Boy” from the
Fallout series, who is never without a smile despite his many gruesome
and morose undertakings. We all know inclusive enjoyment is about as
bullshit as drinking mercury for your general wellbeing, but very
few people actually talk about what a load of shit it is.
It is at a tipping point amongst many popular software development
companies where the level of absolute garbage spewed at young
undergraduates in a rutheless effort to suck up all the talent is reaching
far beyond the contains of the word ludicrous. By far the most
annoying factor is what I dub the Vault Boy Smile. A perk all the
representatives of these institutions must choose in their pip boy at
level 1 to get the job. All this falls on the fallacious belief that,
your level of happiness dictates the importance of your work and
contributing factor to our society as a whole and all in
all to your own self importance…
Many people are happy with menial jobs or working on seemingly complicated
problems that result in trivial outcomes but I am not. Some people just
have to climb mountains to feel any enjoyment at all and this essentially
is what we all want, to have the brain release those chemicals that give
us a little high before it quickly slips out of reach again into the fog
of curiosity. Enough with the metaphors and other crap that was just
a writing exercise I have a small list of reasonable demands for software
development companies, which they not suprisingly will not give a fuck
about but I don’t give a shit so:
* Smile whenever the fuck you want to smile.
* Enjoy your life, but derive it from what you do, not where you work.
Again this article is littered with grammar and spelling errors, so clearly
it cannot convey thought.