I will occasionally post comments from my favorite movies here. One of them is Office Space. Having worked at high tech large corporation for 9 years, I can tell you the movie really is very very close to reality…
The following quote I think summarizes what a lot of people who work in cubicles go through. Especially if managers were promoted without regard to their people skills or because they kiss up real well. Oh I can write forever….
Peter Gibbons: You see Bob, it’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I just don’t care.
Bob Porter: Don’t… don’t care?
Peter Gibbons: It’s a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don’t see another dime, so where’s the motivation? And here’s another thing, I have eight different bosses right now.
Bob Porter: Eight?
Peter Gibbons: Eight, Bob. So that means when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That’s my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that, and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.