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A co-worker shared a story about his previous employer…a story about corporate silliness gone wrong.
Apparently, the CEO was into “team-building” and often used the brilliant “bus” analogy from Jim Collins book – Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t
“Get the right people on the bus, get the wrong people off the bus and put the right people in the right place in the bus.”
Ok. Makes sense when thinking about how to build a good company. Where the CEO went silly, was to present bus driver hats to each employee. He even encouraged his people to wear them.
Imagine walking down the hallway at work and bumping into Ed from Finance, who is wearing his Ralph Kramden bus driver hat. How silly. I’m sure that hat will help Ed do his job better.
Should have handed out “I Ride the Short Bus” t-shirts too.
The bus stops here.
I was talking to a family member recently, and the subject of work was brought up. She said,
“It must be great to work at home. You can do whatever you want all day”. I gently reminded her that while I have more flexibility in my schedule, I do indeed work (usually 40+ hours a week). While it’s great, it’s still work.
Here are a few more funny comments/questions I’ve heard regarding working at home:
- It must be nice working from bed.
Yes. When I was 41 weeks pregnant, I kept my feet up in bed every morning while I worked on my laptop. Now that I’m not pregnant anymore, I only get up from bed to use the bathroom.
- Can you work barefoot?
No…company policy dictates proper foot attire must be worn at all times. During video conferences, my boss makes me point my webcam at my feet to make sure I’m following the rules.
- Since you don’t have to work around people, do you take a shower everyday?
Once I realized how much time I saved by not commuting, I looked for other ways to maximize my time. I contemplated ditching my personal hygiene routine all-together, but then I remembered my husband has to sleep with me…and I’d like to keep it that way.