Flippant Remarks about ‘office mate’
Movie makers of the future take note of the book by Stephanie Losee and Helaine Olen: Office Mate: The Employee Handbook for Finding—and Managing—Romance on the Job. You will need this book to help you understand something about the 2000s that I hope will be totally freaking weird in the distant future: the copulating and interbreeding of office workers.
Here in the rasx() context Office Mate is merely another expression of sophisticated caveman society that really took off in an architectural way with the megaron. This book is an official, unconditional surrender by the at-will W2 labor-camp workers (I remind the reader that I am one of them) to the corporate elites ruling the world. This book effectively says, “You can’t even have sex without corporate sponsorship so get over it and learn how to make the best of it.”
When Stephanie Losee appeared on Episode 94 of Cranky Geeks, the curmudgeon John C. Dvorak actually surprised me by reminding the audience that the old mining towns that were totally owned by a single corporation represent the historical precedent of the sexuality explored in Office Mate. This is meant to be a slap in the face by those cubicle swingers who think they are doing something new, cutting-edge and hip. No, kids. No…
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|“[12 Tips to Improve the Quality of Your Free Time](http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/12-tips-to-improve-the-quality-of-your-free-time.html)”||“The surprising conclusion? People felt happier on the job, even though they said they would rather be at home.” Here in the rasx() context this is just a traditional American tale of the happy slave—and, my favorite line of 2007, ‘Habits are stronger than love.’|
|“[Online dating brings hope and frustration](http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN2846897320071228)”||“…it does seem that the Internet in many ways is just the same old bar scene…”|