Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sigh

Must resist urge!

Must fight it!

Boss gives me template for new form.

Next thing I know I'm making a new one for him thats x10 better.

Bad Matt! this is how you became a Site supervisor last time.

I do not want to be one again for some time.

and

NOT HERE!

This place has x100 the old sites population and x1,000,000 the politics.

I already know from just casual conversation the bosses are total smack-tards.

My new site supervisor seems like a good guy, with lots of actual experience and knows what he's doing. But it won't last...

It is only a matter of time before the grind of request/deny grinds him down to apathy.

It drove me nuts when I was there. You point out a problem they tell you they'll fix it. 6 months later... nothing. If its not them, its the finance department, or their boss wanting to control the job to take the credit and then forgetting about it. I truly hate and detest the politics of the corporate world.

Mike has left the peons and moved up into the world above. I know little of his day to day. Never really ask. But I know mike, If he says "I will get that fixed" He really does get it fixed, or at least does his job properly and moves the project along to the right people.

Everyone wants the kudos for doing a great job, but no one wants to actually do the job. When your in a corporation is just so damn easy to pass the buck to someone else and then take the credit, and if something is wrong or falls through. It wasn't your fault either.

Its amazing what can happen when you do just own up to making a mistake.

2 comments:

mike said...

I work in a department of people who, right from the Emperor at the top to the grunts, follows up on everything every day. While these keeps the projects moving and doesn't let anything drift out of view, the Ivory Tower doesn't realise some things take two days to progress. We have become aware how different our politics are from other companies because we frequently hire from those companies, and the new recruit washes out painfully and quickly.

Ramage said...

Unless they are a pretty girl. Can't loose those, so few around.