View Full Version : The reality of my job sets in
I like it here well enough, but it's becoming more and more clear that I am expected to just do my job - and no more. Any suggestions about how to possibly improve things will be politely listened to, then promptly forgotten.
The last job I had, I was able to implement many improvements. As a result, things became more streamlined and users were happier. It's a strength of mine - I work with a system for a while, then I come up with ways of making it better. Not to brag, but I'm good at it. Here, my hands are completely tied. Oh, well... :(
10-10-2002, 06:58 PM
seems like someone needs a smoke..... and i dont mean tobbacco, cus thats bad for u :P
ahhh... tha ganja
10-10-2002, 08:58 PM
oc, know your role and STFU!! :P you're supposed to be a mindless drone!
10-10-2002, 09:16 PM
Damn you guys have no sympathy :hihi:
Sorry to hear it OC. Hope they realize you got mad skillz soon.
10-11-2002, 09:10 PM
OC, it sounds like you have the makings of a consultant. seriously.
for whatever reason, a many execs don't like having their own employees make suggestions on how to do things better (even though the employees are usually most qualified to evaluate business processes). however, i think execs figure that if they listened to employees, then the last excuse for their existance would be taken away :hihi:
anyway, you should seriously consider exploring a career as a business process consultant. keep track of improvements you've suggested and have been implemented and what the results were. and then see if you can get someone to hire you to do similar improvements for their business.
just a thought....
10-11-2002, 09:59 PM
I'm all for putting forward ideas and such, but in this job market it might be good to keep your head down. As things firm up people will become a little more receptive to ideas.
10-12-2002, 01:19 AM
Originally posted by Yossarian
hey hey hey, i gave him advice, not some bash like nuts or stinky obssed fanboi
to kick some upper level bootay? uhh, if thats the kind u give, don't bother givin me any :P and the "STFU" remark is a mockery of what OC always says in chat.. was meant as a joke! :rolleyes: :bonk:
OC hang in there bro.
Been there done that. Some managers don't take employee suggestions cause it may detract from their authority. It is also easier to blame a consultant if things go wrong...plus they can always sue the consultant and get comp.....heheh
I had a real old Canadian gaijin for a LM last year....he actually once had the nerve to tell me I wasn't doing any work!
Guess what? I just totally ignored the dude and in addition to bailing out their asses a few times...I got on projects run be different managers as well...these guys recognised my psychotic brilliance and boom.....I haven't seen the gaijin since...heheh
10-13-2002, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by Yossarian
...and kicking upper level bootay will get you far in life :P
Yeah, like all the way to the unemployment line. Try holding a job for a little while BEFORE dishing out such sage advise. :rolleyes:
I'm just going to keep my mouth shut and take my phone calls like a good boy. At the very least, having an ignorant work populace will help guarantee my job security. If I try to educate people about the simplicity of passwords, I might just work myself out of a job, and that's the last thing in the world I want to have happen.
It's just that I wanted this job to be more than a place to get a paycheck, that's all. But if that's all it wants to be, I'll let it.
This is rich - we just got a broadcast email that begins: "Part of investing in people means giving them the tools they need to build their skills and enhance their careers."
Hah. We won't even educate new hires about how to handle passwords, and we want to help them enhance their careers?
More proof that it's better to be lucky than good. :rolleyes:
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