Monday, October 24, 2005

Unjust bosses shorten employees' lives?

Not surprising; I went home early today with a raging headache and a dull thumping in my chest because of what I had to deal with. I wonder how much my lifespan is shortened by the fact that I take orders from no less than six people - many of whose requirements are in direct conflict with those of their colleagues.

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Nick, who will now be known as Mr. Apropos as Hell, comes up with les mots justes (from Office Space, of course):

Peter Gibbons: It's a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don't see another dime, so where's the motivation? And here's another thing, I have eight different bosses right now.

Bob Porter: Eight?

Peter Gibbons: Eight, Bob. So that means when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that, and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.


Yup, that about sums it up.

6 comments:

CuGoiLa said...

So what?

Relax and try Joe Henderson with me

God bless you

Nick said...

Why does everything remind me of an Office Space quote?

Peter Gibbons: It's a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don't see another dime, so where's the motivation? And here's another thing, I have eight different bosses right now.

Bob Porter: Eight?

Peter Gibbons: Eight, Bob. So that means when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that, and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.

Nick said...

Or maybe you'd like a Seinfeld quote...

Frank Costanza: SERENITY NOW!

Lloyd Braun: You should tell your dad that "serenity now" stuff doesn't work. It just stores up all your anger and then, eventually, you blow.

George Costanza: But you were in a mental institution.

Lloyd Braun: What do you think put me there? Serenity now... insanity later.

Be said...

The Joe Henderson solution sounds good, Cugoila. Bless you, too.

Be said...

Because Nick, Office Space, like Spinal Tap, is universal. Transcendent.

nappy40 said...

"Mr. Apropos as Hell." Ha!