Friday, July 2, 2010
Adventures in bureaucracy
Of course, one of those colleagues is also notorious for working from home during the evening and on weekends even when there's absolutely no reason to do so, so it doesn't surprise me that much that he'd hang out at work for no reason other than to hope the managing editor notices his dog-like devotion and throws him some sort of verbal Milkbone.
Long, long ago I sort of majored in industrial sociology -- I did the STS track in social sciences at Michigan Tech with a concentration on technology and work -- with a vague plan of going into human resource management when I graduated. Fortunately, sanity prevailed, I opted for grad school, and wound up focusing more on history of technology than on any practical applications. I could never supervise people. I have a hard time as it is just watching from the sidelines. I should be a mute given how many times I've had to bite my tongue. There are so many days when the phrase "Are you fucking nuts?!" is just a nanosecond away from being heard.
Then again, maybe it's just something about the organizational culture at Large Nameless Agency. I don't recall having quite so many *head*desk* moments at other jobs.
I really miss Omaha.