Workplace WTFs

Friday 5 March 2004

Imagine sharing a workplace with the following people, all of whom are earning about the same as you:

What would you do? On one hand, you can be like these nine employees and just slack off and get away with it. On the other hand, you have to wonder if someone does know and is keeping them off the promotion list, so you can continue to do more than your share of the work yet receive no praise, higher raise, or other reward. As for the two managers, it has been theorized that they're simply afraid to stand up to their underlings, for whatever reason. I personally can't make any sense of the situation.

DISCLAIMER: This is not my workplace nor myself I am talking about, because after all, who in their right mind would share such details and risk trouble? No, all of the above was...a story, told to me by a very dear friend who hates some aspects of their job and felt the need to vent. Also, "WTF" in this rant's title stands for _What The F***_ just in case you didn't know.