May 10, 2007


You would think I would have learned my lesson by now. There is an issue at work that all of my peers and myself agree needs changing. Unfortunately we can’t make that change with out approval from upper management. On Tuesday we sat down and talked it over amongst ourselves to make sure we were all on the same page. At that time I told them this will not work unless we all support it AND openly support it. If anyone backs down, then we won’t get anything changed. Everyone agreed and wanted to make the change, it was decided that we’d discuss this with upper management today in one of our bi-weekly meetings.

We are in the meeting, and one of my peers turns to me and quietly says just to me, “Contagion, bring up that thing we spoke about.” I should have realized what was going to happen then, but of course I didn’t. I laid out my proposal, and as soon as upper management started questioning it or showed hesitation, they all started backing down. Some said, “We can’t do that.” or “It won’t work”.

The sad thing is that this change is not something that will have that big of an impact on me. They all want it more then I do, they are just too damn cowardly to say so. So instead they hang me out as the fall guy (Literally). But you know what, I’ve learned my lesson. I know where the battle lines are drawn and that from this point on; it’s me versus them.

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at May 10, 2007 05:50 PM | TrackBack

What a bunch of pussy's.

Hope they get hung out to dry at some point.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at May 11, 2007 03:38 PM