As schoolchildren, we learned about the symbols that indicate one thing is greater than or less than another. A few examples:
* 3 > 2
* Donkey Kong < Galaga
* Ice Cream Sandwich > Whatever Crap the Cafeteria Is Serving
Later in life, however, we went to work ... and learned more about values than we ever wanted to.
Greater Than Or Less Than?
Your Blood Relative in Intensive Care < Your Boss's 57th Birthday Party
Shameless Self-Promotion > Quiet Dignity
Years of Competent Service < Last Week's Minor Brain Fart
Dress Code Violation > Radon Gas Leak in Employee Break Room
Company Pension Plan < Company Softball Team
Supervisor's Rotary Club Buddy Needs a Favor > Integrity, Ethics, Etc.
Work < Paperwork
Industry Standard > More Sense Than a Hole in the Ground
Long-Term Strategy < Series of Spasmodic Knee Jerks
Set Yourself Apart < Keep Your Damn Head Down