Saturday, February 12, 2011
What have I been up to?
Busy all week. Just started a new job and now I get to see what the other half has been doing for the last several months (er make that years). It's a wonderful mix of insanity out there. Companies have cut back so much that it's nothing more than crisis management. Nothing is getting done very well. The focus seems to be on establishing more data than actual work. Everyone talks of lean management and processes all the while asking for yet more figures broken down into more categories. Is this a mere ploy to justify ones' position? I think so and if not then it's just a tactic to make it too difficult to be replaced. Harry used to keep those figures in his head until they let him go. Now what do we do? The report is due Monday and nobody knows the production breakdowns.
But the great joy in all of this for me is jumping in the car at the end of the day and not having to worry a single thing about such nonsense. For you see any job takes X amount of hours to do with X amount of people to do it no matter what job order number or classification you slap on it. All the yelling and threats of write ups in the world won't make it go any faster.