Dilbert has a golden opportunity here. "Sure, boss, I'll let you know if anything comes along on the Internet. Oh, look, here are some figures showing that engineers are in high demand and require massive pay increases."
It cracks me up to see peple, especially the younger ones with good eyes, working at an xterm window that is 2 by 3 inches in about 6 point font. Talk about unempowered! My beef is when the same mindset becomes a text area on a web page, where I cannot change the font or size! I use xterm -fn 12x24, which is a huge roman font that fills most of the screen at 80x25. Of course, others have really tall windows, so they can see 150 lines at once without scrolling! I justify my big window as, in addition to fading eyesight, I mentor a lot of people, and they can watch looking over my shoulder at such a distance that they are not letting me know what they last ate. For some, this can be really invaluable.