working in the 21st century

You know you're working in the 21st century when...

  • You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
  • You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
  • You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your 3 colleagues.
  • You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
  • Your reason for not staying in touch with friends is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
  • When you go home after a long day at work you still answer the phone in a business manner.
  • When you make phone calls from home, you accidentally dial "9" to get an outside line.
  • You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.
  • You learn about your redundancy on the 11 o'clock news.
  • Your boss doesn't have the ability to do your job.
  • Contractors outnumber permanent staff and are more likely to get long-service awards.
Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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