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Who wants to work in a fast-paced environment? Not me! I want a civilized environment where people have a sense of balance. Higher quality work gets done that way and work life isn't full of stress and anguish.


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Excellent question! I see this a lot. I think that, whether a technical or a non-technical person wrote this phrase, you want to stay the hell away. – Job Mar 17 '11 at 22:00
Maybe it simply means they're no longer using Windows 98. – JYelton Mar 18 '11 at 14:37
Good question. I just saw this a week ago (but similar postings appear all the time): "Fast-paced environment, Work under pressure". Sounds like a dream job. :/ – Randy Levy Mar 18 '11 at 14:45
To heck with pace. Show me the snack bar and I'll show you pace :) – Tim Post Mar 18 '11 at 15:42
"Fast pace" is the corporate culture equivalent of a "Dynamic" worker from the job ads of the 90s. It's also code word for "if you're past 35, we don't want to hire you but can't admit it". – Uri Mar 18 '11 at 16:25

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Because their Capability Maturity Model is at Level 1 - Chaos.


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