Thursday, August 04, 2005

And the ratio of people to cake is too big

Many of you know that my company was recently bought. In the process, my boss was laid off.

I used to have one boss. If I needed authorization, or an answer, he was the one it came from. The end.

Now, I have five people supervising me, and none of them REALLY knows what it is I do or why.

They all come in here and tell me conflicting things, and when I point out that they are telling me conflicting things, they don't apologize. They don't blush, or seem embarrassed. They don't say to me "I am so sorry. I'll tell you what. We'll get our collective shit together, and then I'll come back with a plan that everyone has agreed upon."

No, instead I get lectures about the importance of "stepping up," and on the value of their own particular viewpoint on what our new processes should be, regardless of whether it's what I've been instructed to do by someone else.

I'm half expecting one of them to come in and ask me if I need a copy of the memo on the TPS reports...

2 comments:

Randyluvspaiste said...

...maybe if you wore more pieces of flare....

vikkitikkitavi said...

You know, the Nazis had pieces of flare that they made the Jews wear.