Hmmm ... OK, everybody arm yourselves with your alcoholic drink of choice.
Make sure you got at least 0.5 promilles in your blood stream and are unfit for driving.
Otherwise I'd have to count you as being sober with your intellect and good eductation
still in control over what you say or won't say.
Can't use that here
I need you people slightly drunk so you're tongue and fingers are faster than your brain
... But not too drunk please
It's time for some philosophising
... my drink of choice:
Glendronach, 15 years old single-malt Scottish Highland whisky
wonderful brown colour, sweet like caramel in the first second, it gives you a burning
hot sensation on your tongue immediately afterwards which quickly fades away just as swift
as it came, followed by a taste that gives you a slight hint of smoke going down your throat.
A more professional review can be found here:
So what are we philosophising about?
Some days ago I got an invitation from a local small company. They want to hire me.
On one hand they'd be really really close to where I live. They're almost next door, only 5 minutes away (with the car).
But on the other hand they're really really small. Only 140 employees. Right now I work for a company with way over 100'000 employees.
Also, they were pretty much straightforward and told me that they cannot pay me what I earn now. It would be several thousand $ less per year than now. But they'd offer me far more possibilities to expand beyond my job, and the fact that they are so close to my home would mean I would have more spare time to spend with my little family (we have a new-born baby daughter since September 2006 ...)
On the other hand I'd have to give up my current job at a prestigious company of world-fame ... I joined in September 2000, so that makes almost a little more than 6 years of experience now. But then again there is this stupid trend that they move jobs away from "high income areas" such as Europe and North America to "cheap" regions such as Eastern Europe and especially India; whether I like it or not but there is the chance I might soon be yet another victim of a "workforce reduction". What then? I have a little daughter to feed!
What would you do?
Knowing that your job possibly might be axed anyway in the next few months would you "abandon ship" and go for that little company next-door, even if they can't pay as much as the previous employer, given they offer other compensations and other possibilities for you to advance your career?
Or would you sit and wait on that "Titanic", knowing full well that there is this big chunk of ice waiting in the dark waters ahead of you and that there won't be enough rescue boats when it happens ... but hey, you're at least loyal and you're really getting paid a really good sum of money way above average ... Abandoning the ship before it really hits the iceberg may have negative financial consequences ... and we all have a mortgage to pay, haven't we?
These questions are really bugging me now