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Had a despriting kind of day at work today. The kind of day when you realize that you are a middle manager in the Rebel Alliance and it's the first reel of The Empire Strikes Back.

Damn you Ronald Regan - may you burn in Hell for what you unleashed upon our nation. Yes, your military spending spree broke the Soviets and paved the way for the end of the cold war, but now it -- and Bush I and II who followed in your footsteps -- is breaking us. Oh yeah, and pulling the fundamentalist Christian genie into the Republican party so that you could win? Not working so well for us as a country right now. Burn fucker burn.

Trickle-down my ass.


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Feb. 3rd, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
Here's how I've learned to cope with this feeling: I start by assuming that not only is no one outside of my team interested in my opinion, but also that every single one of them is actively trying to sabotage me. Then, I look for the biggest possible improvements I can make given those assumptions. This helps in two ways: it protects you from people singing the "be a team player" line when what they really mean is "you should do things for me, unaware that I will never do anything for you", and when you DO actually find someone who is genuinely a team player and on your side, it's a bonus beyond what's accounted for in your original plan.

Rereading that, it sounds terribly bitter and cynical, and it shouldn't. In fact, I don't attach any emotion to it at all- ...unless someone is reciting a mission statement or giving an ethics briefing, in which case, it's pretty funny.

I also think that the Empire is the wrong analogy. What you're fighting is entropy. The Rebel Alliance eventually wins, see?
Feb. 3rd, 2010 07:28 am (UTC)
Trickle down only works in bunk beds,
Feb. 3rd, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
I take it they're trying the ketchup is a vegetable routine again?
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