Can someone at Microsoft verify this?

Wed, 30 Sep 1998 08:36:33 -0400 (EDT)

A friend of mine sent me the following post (and she got it from someone else).
I don't have time to verify the name of the "magazine" as I am in the midst of
packing (I leave Geneva tomorrow!).... can anyone at Microsoft verify the truth
(or untruth) of the first two statements.

(p.s./ my new e-mail addresses are: and )

***************************Forwarded Message*****************************

A magazine recently ran a "Dilbert quotes" contest. They were
looking for people to submit quotes from their real life Dilbert-type
managers. Here are some of the submissions...

As of tomorrow, employees will only be able to access the
building using individual security cards. Pictures will be taken
next Wednesday and employees will receive their cards in two weeks.
(This was the winning quote from Fred Dales at Microsoft Corporation
in Redmond, Washington.)

We recently received a memo from senior management saying: "This
is to inform you that a memo will be issued today regarding the
subject mentioned above." (Microsoft, Legal Affairs Division)

E-mail is not to be used to pass on information or data. It
should be used only for company business. (Accounting manager,
Electric Boat Company)

This project is so important, we can't let things that are more
important interfere with it. (Advertising/Marketing manager, United
Parcel Service)

Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule. No
one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been
working on it for months. Now, go act busy for a few weeks and I'll
let you know when it's time to tell them. (R&D supervisor, Minnesota
Mining and Manufacturing/3M Corp.)

Quote from the Boss: "Teamwork is a lot of people doing what 'I'
say." (Marketing executive, Citrix Corporation)

"We know that communication is a problem, but the company is not
going to discuss it with the employees." (Switching supervisor, AT&T
Long Lines Division)