Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Homo Sapiens : Not The Animal He Believes Himself To Be. At All.

What is really sobering about this is that Australians have even lower productivity than they do.

Do you want to hear something from me that is brief but summarizes decades of observation in the workplace?

It's not the guy who admits he doesn't care, openly loafs on the internet or wastes time at work you should be worrying about. They have problems but they are already doing better than the other 99% of the people at work pretending to be doing stuff.

The people you want to worry about are the people always talking about "industry best practice," "proven methodologies" and "world class standards." These people are the biggest time wasters of them all. The reason they are always offering these platitudes is that they believe it lets them off the hook if they claim to be adhering to some protocol. They first invent a standard they then pretend to advocate. Then they claim to conform to that standard. At which point they will accomplish nothing in the workplace, ever, right through to retirement. I have seen these people coast through years on the job without ever getting anywhere or doing anything. They usually migrate to management. They always present the appearance of frantic activity all day long through to close-of-business. Total output measured over decades? Zero. Nothing. I've got a century of research to back me up on my assertion.

As far as software development goes, never trust those guys who pretend to be experts at it who have reduced it to paint-by-numbers formulas. These are people who never, ever accomplish any meaningful work. They use social engineering to conceal the fact they have no aptitude for any of this work and are incapable of ever getting anything done.

Ordinary people are equipped to be employed in manufacturing either as line workers or else as supervisors. All these millions of people who recently pretended to migrate over into the I.T. industry in order to earn a middle class living just were not born with the right genes to do work like this. Somebody misinformed them when they told them they were of the right disposition. They aren't, never were and never will be.

I have never really been able to comprehend this whole idea of anti-rational, anti-intellectual people who eschew any reasoned approach to anything in life coming into work and sitting in front of a computer at nine'o'clock in the morning. I don't know what these people expect to happen as a result. It is obvious they are going to use them to entertain themselves with because they are not going to be doing any work on them anyhow. They send you emails and you can see at once from looking at their grammar they read and write roughly around a second or third grade level at best. I don't get any of this. Honest. These people can barely read and write but they are going to be doing high grade abstract problem solving with computers? I don't think that is ever going to happen.


Ave said...

Well said and absolutely right.

I was going to say something about bright people prepping or worrying about 9/11, but then it occured to me that the same phenomenon also happens there. Poseurs, imitating/replicating monkeys, fools.

In the end, as alawys, those who know best don't tell.

Garry Joe said...

At my old work we had one computer hooked up to the internet for research purposes and people had to leave their computer to use it.

Loafing problems solved.

Charity said...

We need a "like" option. I would like this post 10,000 times, if I could. :-)

Aurini said...

And ironically, being one of the productive people means that you have almost zero tolerance for make work; when you have nothing to do (which will be most of the time, given how dumbed-down the modern workplace is) you're going to surf the internet.

And that will get you fired.

The unproductive and incompetent know how to form their cliques, and punish anyone who's intelligent.