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  •  Back before I retired, (1+ / 0-)
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    there was a time when we were all expected to work overtime for a while because of some projects that had kind of piled up. We were asked to keep track of the overtime we worked so our manager could look good for his boss.

    After a while he asked that we not report our overtime any more because his management had begun to take all that overtime as a sign of inefficient management. I didn't really know how to think of that for a while, but eventually decided that it was a way management had of using their comic genius to keep us amused.

    On the subject of other people trying to influence how you do your work, one of my supervisors just had to show how smart he was by making all sorts of suggestions on reports and papers we submitted to him for review and approval. We had to do a lot of work completely rewriting everything every time we submitted anything. Then somebody noticed that after two or three rewrites, he had managed to revise the work pretty much back to the way it was when we first turned it in.

    We were insulted for a while but finally decided that we ended up producing what we thought best and if they wanted to pay us extra for that, so much the better.

    Your experience sounds a little bit like that.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 12:25:59 PM PST

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