|Why Didn't I Take the Blue Pill? -- 2006-08-21|
|Just a quick update before I get crushed under the beureaucracy that is two sponsor audits on my company. I wanted to try something new in the White Collar Slavery section, so I wrote an article unrelated to my own personal suffering. I initially meant it to be lighthearted and not to be taken seriously, but somehow the article refused to fit my mold. It ended up being interesting nonetheless, so give it a read and let me know what you think.|
The Four Levels of Wealth in America -- sector24
|What did you do today? -- 2006-08-07|
|I haven't added any articles in about a week, because I have been busy doing important work for the company. Ok, we all know that's a lie. Basically every day the past week consisted of:|
1. Going to work, printing out a thousand pages of documentation on a piece of garbage Lexmark laser printer.
2. Clearing a printer jam on the 12th page.
3. Reprinting the document from page 12 on.
4. (Repeat steps 2 and 3 for several hours)
5. Find a non-Lexmark printer and print everything flawlessly in an hour.
6. Getting yelled at to not use the non-Lexmark printer for bulk jobs.
7. (Repeat steps 2-6 for four days)
Finally it's Monday and the printing is done. Now it's time really earn my paycheck by.....punching holes in 3000 pages of documentation. That's right, I get paid the big bucks to do menial labor, because I'm a white collar slave.
I actually enjoy punching holes for two reasons, the primary reason being that people can hear and see me working and they leave me alone. They later talk about how I'm wasting company money punching holes, but that kind of talk is done behind my back and I don't care about that. All that matters is that I get undisputed time to put on my timesheet, and I will get paid.
But the other reason is that I get to order 5-inch binders for the documentation. Now if you go to a retail store and get a binder, it's like $5 tops. But the 5-inch binders we order are $34.99 each. Why so expensive? Because we're idiots, plain and simple. The only person that would buy a 5-inch binder is some kind of business, so they can charge basically whatever they want and we'll pay it. Furthermore, I could drive to a retail store in town and buy 5-inch binders for $16.99, but I'm not allowed to because we go through a vendor. The vendor marks up the price 100% and calls it a service, and we say thank you and get totally screwed. So in my own little way, I'm contributing to the financial demise of my company by doing my job. This gives me a small amount of satisfaction. Back to work, maggots, more articles are on the way. -- sector24