It’s still how my CEO operates. He has his (70-years-old…) secretary print his schedule of the week on large A3 sheets that are then hung in his office and “edited” with pen and Wite-out
Funny coincidence, check today’s comic in “Calvin and Hobbes”
Fun fact. When I was in fifth grade, our school decided to join the IT Revolution and get itself a brand-new computer thingy room. They filled it with state-of-the art 286 desktops with green phosphorus screens and 5’’ floppy readers… In 1994. The year Intel started selling Pentium processors.
It’s his fault. He started monologuing. You never monologue if you want to win
It’s not called slacking if you’re a manager. It’s called “delegating”
A picture of modern generations, unable to afford their own place to live even when looking for it as a couple
And then your book gets stolen. Or (as in my case) your whole book collection, that you spent 30 years of your life putting together, gets stolen. And you realise that with ebooks you could simply restore it from a backup.
In my experience, employee morale and commitment is not much a question of raw salary (which is still very important, don’t misunderstand me!), but of actual recognition. In my previous job, everyone was treated exactly the same, no matter what they did. Even the “employee of the month” award (which carried with it a cash bonus) was awarded with a random ballot. This meant that you would get the same salary&benefit whether you gave 110% of yourself, or if you just slacked your way through the day instead. The result was that, after a few weeks on the job, everyone just didn’t care anymore and worked as little as possible. After all, why should I do something more than the bare minimum, if I will get nothing for it, except maybe less energy for myself on the evening plus the loathing of my colleagues? If management actually took the time to care, and to make people understand that better work meant better rewards, then the situation would have been quite different.A different example is my current job, where we have no provisions for flexible work hours: if I happen to go beyond my scheduled working hours on a specific day, I am neither paid overtime, nor allowed to recuperate them on a following day. Deviations from regular schedule are simply not even accepted by the employee hours tracking software. The result is that everyone just drops whatever they are doing and punches the clock the millisecond their working hours are up. After all, why should I work for free? A simple “hours bank” system, which would allow me to “deposit” the extra hours I do and to “withdraw” then when needed, would solve this easily, but HR simply refuses to consider it.
They just announced another Star Wars trilogy and another Star Trek trilogy, both directed by J.J. Abrams
You have two big options pig. You can move to one of those countries (most of the world, in fact) where the ministry of health pays in part or in full the price of life-saving medication (Breaking Bad could only be set in the US). Or you can suggest to your local politician that your state or your country adopts a similar concept. Too bad you will probably shouted down with accusations of being a dangerous subversive communist