Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Conundrum

Apparently tomorrow we are supposed to do work without having any work out where people can see it.

A couple of VIPs coming through our office on a tour led by the owner of the company. This means we have to run around and get our areas cleaned and organized. The middle of the month is a slow time for my department, therefore our area is actually fairly clean and organized, however after I got back from lunch I was informed that our area was not up to snuff and it needed to be fixed immediately.  When I looked around the only thing I could see was some make-work that had been left out on one of the tables while the person who had been working on it was taking a moment to deal with something else. I understand the desire to have things looking nice for VIPs, however when you have managers saying things like, "I don't care if we ship one more item between today and tomorrow, but the area had better be clean," maybe you need to rethink your priorities.

1 comment:

Mr. Pink said...

Everytime I hear something like this it reminds me of the old army saying, "Any unit that is ready for parade is not ready for battle, and any unit ready for battle is definitely not pretty enough for parade."

I've always prefered being able to get something done instead of just trying to look pretty. But that's just me.