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Focusing on the wrong things.

Posted on 11 Sep 2008 | 3 comments

Seriously?

It never ceases to amaze me how much time is wasted on pointless, silly issues in offices. Imagine if the same time used to develop this sign was put into figuring out how to increase profits enough to allow for additional creamer purchases.

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Along these lines, Citigroup is cutting color copies and Blackberries. I can certainly understand the color copies – they are an expensive waste that people tend to think very little about their actual need before using them. But giving an employee a Blackberry usually means that they willingly end up working 24/7. Why would the company want to stop that as a way to save money? Isn’t it just costing them money instead?

  • http://www.deswalsh.com Des Walsh

    These notices, along with the ones pleading with people not to leave unwashed crockery on the bench, have been around in staff kitchens and common rooms since Noah was checking the water levels. Actually, that's one of the several things I don't miss about working in an office in a big (or small) organization, the energy that goes into trivia while sometimes the really serious issues are glossed over. And talking about floods, I wouldn't mind betting there were parts of the Enron empire where notices were going up about the creamer while the top floor folks were living the life of Riley, enjoying the party that was never going to end.

  • http://www.deswalsh.com Des Walsh

    These notices, along with the ones pleading with people not to leave unwashed crockery on the bench, have been around in staff kitchens and common rooms since Noah was checking the water levels. Actually, that's one of the several things I don't miss about working in an office in a big (or small) organization, the energy that goes into trivia while sometimes the really serious issues are glossed over. And talking about floods, I wouldn't mind betting there were parts of the Enron empire where notices were going up about the creamer while the top floor folks were living the life of Riley, enjoying the party that was never going to end.

  • http://www.lionpresscolorcopy.com RICK

    go to http://www.lionpresscolorcopy.com for color copies as low as $ .06 each
    Ricahrd Martin