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Monday, February 17, 2014

My boss and the one supervisor were not into today so it cut down on the stress somewhat. I still was busy unlike SOME people. They don't seem to get it that just because there is no one watching you cannot get away with being lazy or spending all day visiting. Someone is always watching. It was good because I sort of got to take some "me" time (it was still work related) as there were some tasks I neglected to complete as well as I should have last week - that was great for me. I can't figure out why we need all the managers and crap that we have. Its way too top heavy.
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  • GUNNSGIRL91303
    emoticon way too many chiefs and not enough indians! That goes quadruple in healthcare. What a mess!

    1520 days ago
    I would imagine a lot of businesses that fail are due to poor management.
    1520 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    Not surprised actually the one telecom company I worked for that almost went went bankrupt in 1994 after I got laid off, had 35 vice presidents at one time (I think that there were 1100 unionised employees and maybe a few hundred "management" staff) of course these "people" didn't work for chicken feed not to mention they all wanted their staff and hangers-on. Too bad at one time all they had were regional directors and ONE president (who had his doctorate in Electrical Engineering- when Dr jack Sutherland retired that's when things when downhill- the rumour was that they were going to hire an engineer who started with CNT - one of the original companies that amalgamated to form my employer but then it wouldn't "do" to have a "CN man" ruling the roost. almost all of the upper managers were ex Canadian Pacific men.)
    1521 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/19/2014 7:51:52 PM
    Most places are top heavy. We had a time management crew come into one nonprofit place I worked at and they did studies. A bunch of big wigs lost their "jobs" and those who were left went around sobbing - yes literally - because they had to work for the first time. They really had no idea how to fake working when the crew was there as they had never done it. Besides, none of the employees knew who the vice presidents were as we had never seen them before. I could not have picked my boss out of a lineup. That was my first and last time to see him and he was my neighbor at the time. He was fired. The time management people would not have been fooled anyway. They had seen messes like this plenty of times.
    1521 days ago
    Yes, I've worked in offices where everyone looked forward to the boss's vacation more than their own. We knew it would be three weeks of a relaxed, productive atmosphere until he returned. One of our typists actually cried because she broke her ankle the day after the left for China and would miss our on work as it could have been instead of having someone looking over your shoulder every minute.

    Using the time to catch up on projects was a good thing.
    1522 days ago
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