Let's try the kryptonite way
This is the second day in a row with work stuff sharing. But I'd like to show you some of the unusual stuff in the office that may give you a chill, or cheer if you have balls of stainless steel(how do you think the term BOSS came from?)
The typical Asian boss, where they have very little understand of how to manage people. They like to hire more managers than people who actually do the ground works. So, it's like it takes a senior manager to manage the managers, and the manager to manage the assistant managers.
Now come to think of it, if everyone is a manager, who is going to manage the project itself? Because on the end, the senior manager will have to look after the managers and the managers will have to deal with the assistant managers.
Since I'm one of the assistant managers, when client ask me why it take such a long time for an approval? Don't you have subordinates to assist you? I'm not exactly sure what to tell them. I'm waiting for my manager to do some work, I guess?
Recently, the chief revamp a special tracking system for all the marketing personnel. They can't use sales managers because everyone is a manager, so they us "managers" to write down out daily plan, visitation schedule, and wanted us to set a target of how much we can earn from a single trip 🤣🤣🤣 I know telemarketer does that because it's useful for cold calling, to have a target of how many person should you talk to. But as an outdoor marketing personnel, I just can't seem to find it useful as I've been spending more than half a day trying to fill up the forms to explain to the higher management wtf am k doing during the day.
You see, this is how a typical old school business operator would do. When they have problem, first they look for someone to blame. And once the person can't take it anymore, instead of get someone to replace him or her, OSBO(old school business operator) will start hiring and making up new positions for higher ranking officers, in the hope of the new chief will be able to take charge and fire some of the managers.
So, we local always like to call someone boss. We like to call the waiter "boss, iced coffee please". We like to call the cop, "boss, can help not issue a ticket?", And the police officer will reply "boss you need to show me your sinceriry underneath your driving license", if you know what I mean.
Now I understand, why do we always like to hire so many managers, it's just like superman in kryptonite. When you have superman policing the earth, superman is the best police here on earrh. But when superman is in the superman land, you need a super police to oversee these bunch of super monkeys 🤣
When there are too many layers in an organisation, everything gets delayed. I once saw a cartoon of 1 workmen doing a job with 5 supervisors observing him.
Eh aren't that our government body? 🤣 Satu orang kerja, Lima orang jaga
Ha, well put Boss. Here in Oz we say 'too many chiefs and not enough indians'. It seems to be the way of businesses these days that they are all top heavy. It is very hard to sack a person who's not doing their job because of all the laws here, so many incompetent employees get promoted instead so they can be the Boss of someone that can actual do the job. The mind boggles!
Well, I have a new boss today, so I had to repeat the same orientation and introduction all over again, like I did 6 months ago, 2 years ago, 4 years ago, 6 years ago, and 8 years ago when I joined.
I never got a promotion, at times I thought I was my problem, may be I didn't do enough to get a raise. But now after knowing I'm in the superman land, because everybody is superman, I just don't want for be the super police anymore 🤣
Now that you see the trend, it's like every chief joined, I will place my bet, how long will this one last 🤣
It sounds like you're living in a time warp. Isn't it a shame that the higher superman bosses can't see the trend you can.
⋆ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ ғᴏʀ sᴏᴜᴛʜᴇᴀsᴛ ᴀsɪᴀɴ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇɴᴛ ᴏɴ ʜɪᴠᴇ
⋆ sᴜʙsᴄʀɪʙᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀsᴇᴀɴ ʜɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ
⋆ ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀsᴇᴀɴ ʜɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ ᴠᴏᴛɪɴɢ ᴛʀᴀɪʟ
⋆ ᴅᴇʟᴇɢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ʟɪɴᴋs 25 ʜᴘ⇾50 ʜᴘ⇾100 ʜᴘ⇾500 ʜᴘ⇾1,000 ʜᴘ
This post reminds me of "Office Space," but I think I've told you this before already. Either way, I think you gotta be a bit cynical to survive this and not go insane.
Well, new chief is in. Best part of it, he sits right opposite of me at the island booth 😅 think he's still in a cultural shock now, and once again few of us quietly putting down our bets,
1x if he can last 6 months
2x if can last 1 year
3x if more than 2 years
Below 6 months, house takes all 🤣 statistics shows, majority of us takes 2x. I have a feeling house will win, since this round I'm hosting it 🤣