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  1.    18 Feb 2014 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ, post: 14883, member: 210
    True.. and most CEO's are just into the "vision" thing anyway. But I hope he sets a correct course for the future of MS.
    I got so sick of the corporate fads and current buzz words back when I worked for Corporate America. It was like working in a Dilbert cartoon. In fact, before I retired from my next to last job before permanently retiring, I unerringly predicted what our next corporate fad there would be just by reading Dilbert. No one figured out how I was doing it.
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  2.    19 Feb 2014 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald, post: 15580, member: 208
    I got so sick of the corporate fads and current buzz words back when I worked for Corporate America. It was like working in a Dilbert cartoon. In fact, before I retired from my next to last job before permanently retiring, I unerringly predicted what our next corporate fad there would be just by reading Dilbert. No one figured out how I was doing it.

    I remember them all to well. When I worked at The Travelers that was all I heard, That and changing job titles all the time. At one point I was a "Senior Systems Information Specialist". To this day I have no clue why or how they came up with that gibberish.

    I made it by just keeping my head down and doing what they told me. It did take it's toll to put it mildly.
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  3.    19 Feb 2014 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ, post: 15701, member: 210
    I remember them all to well. When I worked at The Travelers that was all I heard, That and changing job titles all the time. At one point I was a "Senior Systems Information Specialist". To this day I have no clue why or how they came up with that gibberish.

    I made it by just keeping my head down and doing what they told me. It did take it's toll to put it mildly.
    Business Units was the one I hated most. Instead of departments cooperating with each other, they competed with each other, creating all kinds of abuse. It also caused a lot of outsourcing, which usually resulted in a loss of work quality and efficiency.

    Work smarter not harder was another one I learned to hate. It sounds like a great idea on the surface but it was horribly abused by management that seemed to think that all they had to do was wish for more to get it without providing us the "tools" (another buzzword) to accomplish it.

    Then there were the managers that thought all that was needed to get more work done was to prioritize it. They just couldn't understand that no matter how you prioritized it, there was no practical way to get six gallons of water in a five gallon bucket.

    One of the sheer stupidest corporate fads was identifying conference rooms by some fancy name instead of using a room number. Before that one, one could easily find which floor a conference room was on and where on that floor it was located just by its room number. But some moron somewhere, in his or her infinite lack of wisdom, came up with the "brilliant" idea of removing room numbers from the conference room and referring to them only by some fancy-dancy name like The Blowing Sunshine (ahem) Conference Room. When there were a dozen or more conference rooms in a multistoried building, finding a bloody conference room required a map, an Indian Guide, and a seeing eye dog, especially when one normally didn't work in that building. But, since one big name business was stupid enough to buy into the idiot idea, they all scrambled to do the same thing.
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  4.    21 Feb 2014 #14
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    Oh yeah.. the "priority" list. THEY SUCK!!
    On my task list there were usually 5-8 priority one items. Like I could get all of them done at the same tine.
    Jerks.
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