The dog days of summer are here. The industry is operating at a languorous pace. People are on vacation. Europe will be closing any day now. Lunch breaks are getting longer. The Big Boss isn't around much. The dog days. Something meaningful must be salvaged out of this stale cracker of a month. How about a survey that reveals your innermost thoughts, hopes, desires. This survey.
Read the questions. Send me the answers, either by mail (Editor, Rubber & Plastics News, 1725 Merriman Road, Akron, Ohio 44313), e-mail ([email protected]) or fax (330-836-2831). If I get a bunch of interesting answers, maybe I'll run them.
So here are the questions. It should help you kill a few minutes until lunch.
Do you know how many days you have until retirement?
When's the last time you dozed off during a business meeting?
Given a chance to tour all the famous golf courses of the world, or to sail around the world in a yacht, which would you take?
Charles Demarest of Kryptonics, who plans to climb Mount Everest again—is he nuts, or what?
Do you think the Internet is just a gimmick?
Is the Aquatred just a gimmick?
If your boss took a four-week vacation, would things get done a lot better?
If an employee goes over your head to your boss, would you kill him?
If you went over your boss' head to HIS boss, would he kill you?
Do you position your car so you can exit the company parking lot as fast as possible?
Did you ever really conduct business on a golf course?
When's the last time you called in sick when you weren't ill?
Would you invest in your own company?
Is the coffee any good at your office or plant?
Do you really care who gets the money if you by a foreign car?
Isn't all that ISO stuff a bunch of bull?
Don't suppliers gouge you whenever they can?
Aren't your customers too tight with the buck?
How long does it take you to forget about the job when you're on vacation?
Would you rather be working at a competitor?
If you had it to do all over again, would you be working in the rubber industry?
Noga is editor of Rubber & Plastics News.