How To Get Fired

Avatar Author: Trann Husband. Father: two boys. Guinness fan. Scotch whisky admirer. Poker player: live since mid ‘80s; online since ‘00. Activities: goalie (beer league), curler (more beer), golfer (even more beer), soccer (coach and player)... Read Bio

//HTGF JOB (45), ‘CHLLNG’,CLASS=A
//STEPDEL EXEC PGM=IDCAMS
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=A
//SYSIN DD *
DELETE ALPHA.PROD.PAYROLL.* PURGE ERASE ALL ARCHIVE
/*

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  1. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    ok i am kind of confused but i like it

  2. Avatar Scrawler's Secret

    excelent that would be good to remember for the day after your fired and you go back to pick up you things evil laugh

  3. Avatar John Perkins

    This is a very creative entry. I never even thought about doing something in a computer language. Too bad, now if I do something like that it will be like I’m stealing… or flattering I guess.

  4. Avatar Saint Chuck

    I’m just proud of myself that I actually understood this. Hehe great idea.

  5. Avatar Stovohobo

    I’m sorry to say I don’t know enough programming to get it, if it is actual code. If it’s not, then I’m just slow. I like this idea, though.

    I tried a few experimental stories on the old ficlets in a sort of computery email format, but it was all just made up junk. =P

  6. Amj Lone Writer

    I’m with Stovo. I’m lost, but I’m sure its great.

  7. Avatar Philippe Mongeau

    I don’t understand the code, but what I think is really cool is that the programming language is called job control language :D

  8. Avatar Trann

    For what it’s worth, it is JCL, an old mainframe language; it should be (more or less) correct and my intent was to make it understandable even if you didn’t know the language (or computers).

    I’m afraid I’m lost with the other entries so we’re even.

  9. Avatar g²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    I didn’t have to understand it to tell that this wasn’t a good thing that happened. Very clever!

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