November 30, 2005

This shouldn't surprise me.

Just when I thought I was done being so pissed off that I thought I was going to blow a gasket. Something happened today that just sent my anger back into over drive. I’m so pissed right now I can barely type. Unfortunately, I don’t have all the details at this time, so I don’t want prematurely to launch into a tirade only to do a retraction later. I guess that puts me a step up over the MSM.

As soon as I have all my facts sorted out I’ll share the fun with all of you, I promise. Until then I’ll just leave you with this teaser, when promoting someone it should be based on ability, drive and a proven willingness to do better. When telling someone they didn’t get the position they should not tell them stuff like, “You are limiting yourself because you are working too hard.”

Thanks to that kind of feedback I just lost one of my best producing minions. She now feels that she is being punished because she is a hard worker.

Did I ever mention my peers are farking dumb arses?!

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at November 30, 2005 01:01 PM | TrackBack

That's a new one. That's like saying "We only promote slackers around this joint. Why don't you ease up on the work and pass the buck like our new promotee."

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at November 30, 2005 03:37 PM

It's a shame, but regretfully not that uncommon when management ain't the swiftest bunnies in the forest.

If you find somebody who's driven and will bust their arse they often become hard to replace in their position. Thus they're passed over for promotion because the other slackards wouldn't step up to fill the void.

I've seen it at least a hundred times in as many different companies.

With inept management there really is a price to pay for being to good at one's job.

Posted by: phin at November 30, 2005 03:46 PM

Hey, maybe if I stop cleaning bathrooms and let my school look like crap, I too could be promoted!

It makes just as much sense. . .

Wherever I've worked, I could count on one hand the number of competant workers who were promoted as opposed to morons with the mental capacity of a sack of hammers.

Posted by: Wes at November 30, 2005 03:59 PM

I see that all the time. Seems some management types have nothing better to do that hone to art of the dumb-arse.

Posted by: oddybobo at November 30, 2005 04:02 PM

This isn't new in my office... not my company, just this office. I have milquetoast management that just have issues.

Posted by: Contagion at November 30, 2005 04:32 PM


Posted by: Bou at November 30, 2005 09:53 PM

I'm still trying to figure out what they could have meant by that, that *wasn't* supposed to mean she was getting punished for being a hard worker.
Something along the lines of "you need to learn to work smarter, not harder"? That there's a need to learn organizational or prioritizing skills?
Hmmm.. I don't get it.

Posted by: Shadoglare at December 3, 2005 12:37 AM