Open Question

by Steve on February 2, 2009

Who exactly employs all the techno-geeks that seem to get paid to surf the net while sitting in the local Panera Bread?  They are in no apparent hurry to go anywhere and think nothing of scattering all types of materials around the table.  The going rate for such space is nothing more than a cup of coffee in most cases.  The really annoying trait of these anonymous squatters is their blissful ignorance of lunch hour when the excess space they have staked out is at a premium.  Who pays them for this time and more importantly, are they hiring?  ‘Cause I’m qualified.


Phil February 5, 2009 at 16:53

Good point. It always bothers me right up to that first bite of their Asiago Roast Beef sandwich. It’s all yum after that.

Kath February 6, 2009 at 11:16

They probably don’t have jobs anyway.

But, you know, I’ve never been a big fan of that. I don’t need you to see what’s on my comp. or vice versa (or as some people say, vice reversa).

But I guess it’s a good way to sit by yourself and look occuppied. Kind of like hiding behind the newspaper type of thing.

But if I’m at Panera I’m too busy eating and wishing I would’ve ALSO gotten the other sandwich I was looking at to be typing away on my laptop.

Don February 6, 2009 at 21:42

At least in my neck of the woods (SE Michigan) according to my running partner who’s a drug rep, many are on the go salesman like him. At least once a week, he and two other rep’s from the same company meet at a local Panera that’s on the edges of all three sales area.

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