Jan 122009
 

When your company is on deathwatch it's very difficult to give a fuck about, well, anything work-related. Listening to folks in meetings and on conference calls go on about this or that project; its deadlines, its impact, or how critical it is, I just want to stand up and yell at them, "You're all just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic! It doesn't matter how many partners you set up network connections with, this ship is going down!"

And the response would come back, "No! That's defeatist talk! Things are turning around! Now that we've got this network circuit to our business unit in China, we'll be able to…*glub glub glub*"

In all honesty, though, there is a crucial difference between my company and the Titanic.
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The Titanic had an orchestra.

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