…is, as often as not, a whole lot of abuse.
Take, for example, our fearless Tech Support team leader, Ralph.
Every month all of the team leaders go out to lunch and
goof off talk about important company stuff, leaving the rest of us poor plebs in our respective offices to work. Lately, though, the queue has been pretty well managed (thanks to all of our stunningly efficient new hires who toil away as the old guard takes a nap supervises). You know what they say about idle hands being the devil’s tools, right? Well, despite the fact that Ralph is a pretty nice guy, some brave souls in our Brea location took it upon themselves to make some, erm, changes to the front of Ralph’s office.
I, of course, had absolutely nothing to do with it.
This isn’t the first time such weirdness has been afoot. I made the mistake of taking a two week vacation once only to find that the six foot tall shelving unit in my office had been flipped over. Another prank involved an unsolicited modification to the blinds in my office window. I caused a bit of annoyance in my would-be torturers by not bothering to touch my blinds for several days (unbeknownst to me, if I had they would have all come off and fallen to the ground). Then, of course, there’s the time that Brett forged a fake $500 ticket and affixed it to my car’s windshield – I was grabbing my keys to go raise hell at the court house before I was told it was a fake.
If you ever get a chance to work here – well, I won’t lie – DreamHost is a ton of fun to work for. However, be prepared to fall victim to all sorts of wacky hijinks.
BTW: For those of you who have followed the exploits of our friend Ted, there is a new development. Ted now has what we like to call “empathy caps” – little orange caps that go on either end in order to “soften the blow” for lesser offenses. Of course, we leave those off for those who really should know better, like Javier.