Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Life After Microsoft

Tomorrow Wednesday, October 17th, 7:00pm, the Upper-Austrian Workers Chamber will show "Life After Microsoft", a German TV documentation about former Microsoft employees, who suffer under serious burnout syndrome.

Subsequently there will be panel discussion. One panel member is the movie's director, Regina Schilling.

I have seen "Life After Microsoft" before. The Microsoft working ethics are quite demanding. Past achievements of long-time Microsofties don't count that much. You got to prove your commitment each day again.

On one hand, I would like to experience such working conditions. It must be very stimulating. On the other hand, it also sounds a little bit scary. I remember one of those Ex-Microsofties saying "I turned into a vegetable".