The Draftsman's Song
Sung to the tune of "The Beverly Hillbillies"
A poor college kid, barely kept his family fed,
Then one day he was talking to a recruiter,
He said, "they'll pay ya big bucks if ya work on CAD",
The kinfolk said, "Jed, move away from here."
They said, "Arizona is the place ya oughta be,"
So he bought some doughnuts and he moved to Ahwautukee
Motorola that is . . dry heat . . no amusement parks.
Fed him more doughnuts and sat him at a tube.
They said, "Your project's late but we know just what to do,
Instead of 40 hours, we'll work you fifty-two!"
OT that is . . unpaid . . . Mandatory
Some schedules slipped and some managers were mad,
They called another meeting and decided on a fix,
The answer was simple, "we'll work him sixty-six."
Tired that is . . stressed out . . . no social life
Jed worked hard while his life slipped away,
Waiting to retire when he turned sixty-four,
Instead he got a call and they escorted him out the door
Laid-off that is . . . debriefed . . . unemployed . . .