Does It Stink To Work at Microsoft?
Working for Microsoft has never been easy. The stories of long hours, unceasing
pressure and relentless rain are legendary.
Those days, stock options made it all worthwhile. These days, the stock is
as flat as a world-record flapjack. And yet, the work goes on.
According to a recent article from Popular Science, one job at Microsoft
is particularly deserving of our sympathy. Those who work in Microsoft's Security
Response Center (profiled here)
have the sixth-worst
job in science. That's because these folks fight off what could be millions
of hackers exploiting thousands of holes.
It could be worse. Other bad jobs include elephant vasectomist and whale feces
researcher. My guess? Neither of these come with stock options, either.
And as far as stinking goes, being a "garbologist" has got to be
the worst (I should know -- I put myself through college as an amusement park
Would you want to work for Microsoft? Tell us why or why not by writing to
Posted by Doug Barney on 07/02/2007 at 1:15 PM