Here’s the thing. I work in a very large bureaucracy and some of the things I have to do on a daily basis are dumb, redundant, and/or illogical (any of these will work – take your pick). But, I at least know how to do my job. I’m very good at my job. Hence the reason I find all of these things dumb, redundant, and/or illogical.
I look around at the people working here and I understand why there’s so much stupid shit we have to do. Because no one knows what the hell they’re doing. Worse yet, the people in charge of them don’t know or understand what those people are supposed to be doing. So they can’t tell them they’re doing it wrong.
There are times where I just sit in my office with my mouth open in amazement.
What the Actual Fuck?
I assume it’s like this everywhere. PLEASE TELL ME IT’S LIKE THIS EVERYWHERE! I need to hear that for my own sanity.
It has been my observation that there are a couple of people who actually do the work and then a bunch of stragglers who glide by on their ability to bullshit, their good looks, or just because no one notices them in the grand scheme of things. It’s kinda like every group project I’ve ever been a part of. Why do teachers still think these are a good idea? The people on the margins don’t learn anything, while the type A person who can’t stand to fail picks up all the slack and completes all the work. It’s pointless.
Work is just a giant group project and the same rules apply. It’s very frustrating, aggravating, and/or demoralizing (again, any of these work – take your pick). Think of your life from now until you die as one giant group project.
Yep, that about covers it.