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Friday, August 05, 2005



Great post Tony!!


I know the problem. I have a bunch of people who "work for me" in a knowledge industry (so they're using their brains). I have a boss that subscribes to the theory that if you're not in your cube 8:30am to 5:00 pm you're not working - so I'm the uncomfortable meat in the sandwich between people who take their work to bed with them, but occasionally show up late at the office, or leave early to pick up kids, and the guy who only knows how to measure inputs, not outputs.
This is a guy who doesn't see that I have a colleague who is only in the office 5-6 hours a day, but who I am attempting to get to cut down from his 80-90 hours a week working, because I can't afford to burn him out. What does the boss see? "How come [name excised to protect the guilty] is not in the office yet - it's 9:00am?" - My answer? "because he's been up till 3:00 am working!!"

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