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
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    Maybe it simply means they're no longer using Windows 98.
    – JYelton
    Mar 18 '11 at 14:37
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    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
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    To heck with pace. Show me the snack bar and I'll show you pace :)
    – Tim Post
    Mar 18 '11 at 15:42
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    "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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