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Monday, 4 October 2021

Bull Shit


 The worst experiences I have had at work is when some pencil headed middle manager flunkie decides he is going to make himself look like a star by re-inventing the wheel. “Has anyone ever actually tried to run the company on square wheels? Well how can you dismiss the idea then? Mr. Filthie… I’m not sure I like your attitude…” So the company freight train, which was running at top speed on round wheels - now has to come to a complete stop, convert to square wheels, and then accelerate in the opposite direction at top speed.  

And when they collide with another on-coming company train and the whole thing ends in wreckage and tears… it’s time for the corporate autopsy on the problem. And innocent scapegoats are sacrificed to absolve the guilty. 

Our entire countries work like that now. 

6 comments:

  1. when they made baffling changes at my last job, I told people "this is the new way we have always done it"

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  2. story of mankind
    lots of tech but no positive progress

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  3. I’m not sure I like your attitude…

    When you find out for certain, drop my father a postcard.

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  4. I hated those idiotic meetings. We need new ideas! We need to increase profits!

    Which would prompt the year-and-under-seniority crowd to come up with one stupid idea after another. I think about the third time I responded with the obvious, 'We did that one four years ago, and it didn't work then either.' the boss threatened to hire some new people.

    'We've already got new people. They're the ones coming up with the old ideas that we tried, and that didn't work.'

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  5. Somewhere in the past, someone decided a few years in a classroom taught by someone that never really worked is the prerequisite for upper management. The fact it caught on is not nearly as bad as the fact it not only does not work, a wise person can see those in that position soon learn how much money they can slush into their bank account, and comfortably retire at an early age.

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  6. I liked how our IT guys would describe a computer "upgrade" as having "unexpected enhancements".

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