Thursday, February 16, 2006
Our office is home to a lot of buzz words. In the past they've been phrases like "download," "quick and dirty," and "take this offline." Currently, the word of the year is "drama." By drama, of course, they mean making a big deal out of things, freaking out, and so forth. In theory, no drama is a great thing to shoot for. Who wants to work in a soap opera (unless of course, you are working at an actual soap opera)?
The big problem with this is that it doesn't work. Why doesn't it work? Because the main person in charge of making sure that there isn't any drama is the drama king. Of course, we're talking about St. Aaron the Flaccid. He devotes so much time and energy to getting rid of other peoples' drama only to replace and augment it with his own drama. Ugh. He really doesn't have the first idea about running a business. Before working here he had been a great academic, but as the old saying goes "those who can't do, teach."
Because he's not my direct boss (that's another member of the executive team) I haven't had to deal with too much of his drama. Unfortunately because he's designated himself point man for one of our other branches and there's an operational issue, I get to waste pretty much all of my working time tomorrow to deal with his bullcrap. In the words of Johnny Biscuit, "fun fun!"