I need `em. I’m so sick of working for morons, it’s not even funny. I finally saw Office Space last year, and have long been a fan of Dilbert. They’re so close to reality, it’s frightening. I saw a sign once that read “This isn’t a job-it’s Hell with fluorescent Lighting!” That pretty much explains where I work.
Today when I got to work, my manager told me there was a new process for doing a report to the client for which I am responsible. They bear a strong resemblance to TPS reports. So I was in the process ofcreating this report, when I hear hime say “Stop!! They’ve fixed the OLD way we did it, so we don’t need the NEW way!” As I did the report, Isaid “You do realize that all of the numbers for today so far are incorrect, because of this?”
So being the good little peon that I am, I corrected the rest of the numbers FOR TODAY!! Yesterday, he can worry about. However, I didn’t do this without trepidation.
Three months ago, I was runing the office at night. I did everything, from issue equipment to monitor call flow.
“My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends It gives a lovely light!” Edna St. Vincent Milay
Did they appreciate it?? No they tried to fire me. Never mind that everything was chugging along nicely, I had brought a short-coming to the attention of my then-boss, and his response was to fire me for causing the problem. I made enough noise up the chain that not only did I get moved to a day slot, but that manager got demoted.
However, this does put a crimp in the desire to “go the extra mile.” You never know, they may get rid of you for working TOO hard.