Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

http://www.microsoft.com/careers/bogus

Someone needs to tell the fine folks at Microsoft that many of the countries they have listed in the My Profile section of their Web site for job seekers are not countries, no longer countries, or otherwise faintly ridiculous. Here are a few:

Aden [actually a city in Yemen]
Afars & Issas [I think they must mean Djibouti]
British Guyana [been a while since it was British]
Burma [er, Myanmar]
East Africa [hmmm, not very specific now is that?]
East Germany [very funny]
Hainam [huh? Do they mean Hainan Island, part of China?]
Khmer Republic [Cambodia is also listed, but not Kampuchea somehow]
Malagasy Republic [couldn't we just say Madagascar and be done with it?]
Pitcairn Island [How many Pitcairn Islanders can possibly want jobs at Microsoft?]
Ryukyus [How did a Japanese archipelago rate promotion to a country?]
Tristan da Cunha [see Pitcairn Island]
Ukrainian SSR [remember the USSR? This is about as current as the Moldavian SSR]
Upper Volta [isn't this Burkina Faso now?]

How very strange.
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  • It's July 2013.

    Remember when I wrote a lot on LiveJournal? Yeah, me neither.

  • Steve

    I'm not surprised by Jobs' death, and of course my inner cynic wants to blame homeopathy or whatever the hell it was he was into; an anecdote that…

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