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Bullshit Jobs

Discussion in 'The Case For...' started by shamangineer, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. shamangineer

    shamangineer Well-Known Member

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    This video points out that the popularity of The Office is tied to the rise of bullshit jobs:
     
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    shamangineer Well-Known Member

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    I think one reason why his stuff resonates is that due to the rise in bullshit jobs and corporate culture the total bullshit reserves are running at an all-time high. This leads to knock on bullshit in roles that have real functional aspects. Since shit flows downhill they become inundated with the bullshit decisions and most of their job becomes an effort in telling people what they want to hear. Coping with having terrible decision after terrible decision made about how you are to do your work means most people have to BS to one degree or another to keep their jobs. In this way many people end up becoming BS vendors even when they are tasked with objective work.
     
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    shamangineer Well-Known Member

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    From the mouth of Trussell:
     
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    shamangineer Well-Known Member

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    Well with regard to my job I seem to have been cleared, but without closure. I am working in collaboration with the automation group at work with me likely being able to join them in a few months if I want to. I haven't had my review from last year closed or any back-pay for a raise as promised. I'll let that drag out a little longer until it is completely ridiculous before bringing it up. The hopes is they will be so embarrassed they will give me a decent raise to keep their pathetic negligence on the DL. Right now they seem to just hope ignoring things will mean they won't have to address anything or pay me. Typical corporate crap.
     
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  5. theimpervious

    theimpervious New Member

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    Stay vigilant, brother! From experience, personal advocacy is the way to truly get what you want. If they don't value your contributions and prefer you keep quiet, take every possible opportunity to advertise what it is that you've done/are doing to further the enterprise. Sure some tact is required, but it seems like you're playing into their hand by laying low and allowing them to believe no corrective action is necessary. Of course the rotating door of corporate middle management could present a regime change and a more favorable opportunity to revisit the topic.

    Side note, I've also found Tarot especially effective and insightful when consulting on professional matters lately.
     
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