Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Hypocrisy of the Workplace

Has anyone else noticed that there is a hypocrisy in their workplace or is it just mine?  I just watch certain situations where the current person in a position gets all of these special dispensations to their errors, miscalculations, and general faux pas.  Yet, when I remember their predecessor and how every little minor error (i.e. they signed an authorization in the wrong place, they miscalculated a timeline by a day or so, etc.) got blown up by certain people and "reported" to top management. 

Now, the current person in the same position miscalculated by weeks, doesn't even sign authorizations sometimes (they say they forgot), etc. and no one says a word.  Why is this?  It could be that the current person is liked by all of the others and is part of that special clique.  I guess it's's not what you know, but who you know.  And the person you know doesn't even have to be placed that high up, they just have to have a big mouth.  You get enough of these type of people behind you and you can ruin anyone else and get what you want (not necessarily what you deserve) while getting rid of those you feel stand in your way.

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