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.

8 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

congrats are in order!

an average patriot said...

Glad to hear you're back to work. It peeved me even as a kid watching so called town managers destroy our local watershed that there is no such thing as management it is all crisis management. What the hell do they pay them for. Anyway congratulations!

MRMacrum said...

Life is crisis management. It's nice when you get paid for it.

Good luck and congratualtions.

The Blog Fodder said...

Good to hear, Demeur. "Vsyo budit khorosho". All will be well

Tom Harper said...

Congrats.

Tim said...

Demeur, Congrats.. A lot of weight off you I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Cheers Mr.DeMeur!

S.W. Anderson said...

Best news in a while, Demeur. Good for you! I'd like to think that incantation I uttered in front of the greed god's temple did you some good, but I'm sure it was more a case your persistence and maybe a pinch of good luck.