It’s an old legend that anyone who gets the name of their sweetheart tattooed on their body is heading straight for a breakup.
But what if you get a tattoo of your employer’s logo?
Techflash brings us the sad story of Dan Woodman, who was so enthused about working for Microsoft (MSFT) in July 2008 he got a tattoo of an unofficial Microsoft logo being bandied about: “The blue monster.”
But the tattoo wasn’t enough — Dan took a picture of it, and uploaded his pride to a new blog he started about his work at the company, with the first entry titled: “I LOVE this company!“
Unfortunately enough for Dan, only six months later his position was one of the thousands of layoffs at Microsoft.
But we respect Dan for his optimism — he’s keeping the tattoo, in the hopes he someday might return to Redmond.
One of the questions I have been hearing often involves my very first blog post on this site — “What about the Blue Monster?” The truth is, I haven’t regretted that tattoo since I got it and now is no exception. The Blue Monster is staying. :)
Working at Microsoft has been the greatest experience of my life and I have no desire to forget about it. And even if I don’t get back into Microsoft right away (which is, by the way, my plan!), then I have a reminder that even outside of Microsoft, I need to do my best to change the world every single day.