Sunday, October 15, 2020

Telling the Truth About Work?

Here are some excerpts from an amusing, if pardonably cynical, posting from entitled: "Workplace Myths (Lies)." Sadly, they ring all too true.
We are family.
No, an organization is not a family. You don't lay off family members when times get tough. Drop the family talk. It's bogus.
. . .
We respect our employees.
But we keep supervisors who are notoriously abusive so long as their numbers look good.

We reward performance.
So much so that if you are a great producer you'll get all of the tough projects and tight deadlines while the slug down the hall is permitted to coast.

We value quality.
Although if quality is up against convenience, quality may lose.

We cherish excellence.
On second thought, make that "comfort." Our comfort. Excellence can be so hard.
Many a true word is spoken in jest, as the old saying goes.
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Phil Gerbyshak said...

True statements indeed. Very sad, but very true. Thanks for sharing them. I wish they weren't true though.

6:57 PM  
Carmine Coyote said...

So do I, Phil. So do I.

Perhaps we can both do some small thing to make them less common, at least.

Thanks for your comment. I'm very glad and honored to have you as a reader.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous said...

Great stuff as always. This is one of the only blogs I visit on a daily basis and I'm just a software developer :)

A few more items:

We listen to employees.

We value employees more than our customers.

We want you to succeed.

6:38 AM  
Carmine Coyote said...

Thanks for you comment and kind words, Anon.

How about:

We listen to employees
Just so long as they say what we tell them to.

We value employees more than our customers
Employees, after all, are cheaper and easier to control, and we value our customers so little anyway . . .

We want you to succeed
. . . at doing what we tell you to do, because we make a lot of nice cash that way and we don't have to give very much of it to you, either.

Keep reading, my friend.

7:16 AM  

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