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RANT - Workplace Dysfunction


ian80au

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Ok people I'm going to have a bit of a rant here. But not to lambast anybody who has posted here but to say. I get where you're all coming from. For me there are a number of things that make my job harder than it has to be. Managers who are full of their own self infatuations, arrogance of certain staff members, different departments at log aheads and a boss who wants to be everybody's mate but is also nothing more than a yes man for those at head office.

 

I mentioned in another thread about positivity sycophants. Well that’s my boss to a tee. There’s nothing wrong with having a positive outlook on life and business. Of course it’s a healthy thing. But you also need to maintain a grip on reality. These people would sooner stick their head up their arse and use themselves as a jug handle. Not only that but these kinds of people also tend to surround themselves with yes men who’ll only tell them what they want to hear.

 

If I had to describe the modern business world in just one word, that word would be dysfunctional. It's full of minions who have come straight out of university straight into middle management without earning their stripes trying to justify their existence and then want to tell the people at the coalface like me how to do our jobs when they wouldn't have a fucking clue what they're doing. Not only that but things are it's all numbers on a computer screen to those motherfuckers. I'm not talking about these people at head offices. Somebody sitting in an office in a capital city who has never been into an outlet in their entire life.

 

The amount of incompetence I come across would send Sigmund Freud to the rubber room at the puzzle factory. But what disheartens me is the indifference that goes with it. These billion dollar multi nationals make so much money they don’t give a fuck. As long as they’re still generating money they couldn’t give a fuck and then they wonder why the workers have utter contempt for them. I try to run my own area with commonsense but I often feel like I’m pissing into the wind.

 

There has been a few times where I've thought about quitting so much so that I think it's a miracle that I haven't had a nervous breakdown. It's probably a reason why I punt more often since I've been working there, as a form of stress relief. Whilst I have experience and qualifications in my field I have an apprehension about moving on, regardless of skills and experience when you change jobs you always feel like you're starting all over again.

 

Also as for the comment about a potential new employer asking you about why you left your last job. They legally can’t ask you that, even though it probably doesn’t stop them from doing so. Just as if you’re job hunting while still employed they’re bound to ask why you’re looking at moving on. I know this because a family member of mine use to work for a job agency.

 

If you are looking at moving on it’s a good idea to have alternative references. People who use to be managers that you worked under is a good idea and remain in regular contact with them. I have three. They’re moved on to greener pastures, but I stay in contact with them. I guess I might be trying to map out an escape plan. But in my case it’s also for personal reasons as well.

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I here ya and totally understand where you are coming from.

 

Where I work most of the uni graduates do not have any life skills just book smarts and as for them being sycophants, that is an understatement.

 

I have to ask when did uni start teaching people to be such ass lickers and suck ups as a way of climbing the ladder instead of hard work?

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Just had one young 40 something as a new first time CEO. Got rid of me after 14 years and the Ops manager after 12 years service. Company now struggling and in communication turmoil...(now where's that smiley button)...

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I here ya and totally understand where you are coming from.

 

Where I work most of the uni graduates do not have any life skills just book smarts and as for them being sycophants, that is an understatement.

 

I have to ask when did uni start teaching people to be such ass lickers and suck ups as a way of climbing the ladder instead of hard work?

Been happening for a while. Uni also doesn't teach commonsense either. To be honest I wear as a badge of honour the fact I never went to university

 

Just had one young 40 something as a new first time CEO. Got rid of me after 14 years and the Ops manager after 12 years service. Company now struggling and in communication turmoil...(now where's that smiley button)...

Yeah that's the problem when some people get into positions of power. They go on ego trips and it gets to their heads.

 

Also who can also say that some of teh brightest people they've met are High School drop outs? On the other side of the coin some of the biggest dumbfucks have multipal uni degrees.

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