Reply to post: Re: Timing is everything

Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

A. N. Onymouse

Re: Timing is everything

I had the same question during an interview. My reply was that I would not bother.

If shrunk to 3 inches high then my lungs would be unable to absorb the relatively enormous oxygen molecules. As I was now about 1/20 of my height then my metabolism would have to increase greatly to counter the energy lost to atmosphere as my surface area to volume ratio changes. I estimated a couple of seconds before I used up the air in my lungs and passed out and that I would rather make my peace than try to jump out of a blender.

Didn't go well. The HR rep was very unhappy but the engineering rep was stifling a laugh. I was accused of not taking things seriously, I pointed out that she started it.

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