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You Know You Work in the ’90s When …

May 19, 1999
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You know you work in the '90s when:

… cleaning up the dining area means getting the fast food bags out of the back seat of your car.

… your reason for not staying in touch with family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.

… pick-up lines now include a reference to liquid assets and capital gains.

… you consider inner-office mail painfully slow.

… you refer to your dining room table as the flat filing cabinet.

… you lecture the neighborhood kids selling lemonade on ways to improve their process.

… you think "progressing an action plan" and "calendarizing a project" are acceptable English phrases.

… you refer to tomatoes grown in your garden as deliverables.

… you find you need PowerPoint to explain what you do for a living.

... you know the people at the airport hotels better than you know your neighbors.

… you ask your friends to "think out of the box" when you make your Friday night plans.

… you get excited when it’s Saturday so you can wear sweats to work.

… you think a "half-day" means leaving at 5 o’clock.

SOURCE: Shag Dance Fun Page

Workforce, November 1998, Vol. 77, No. 11, p. 32.

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