Gut Rumbles
 

February 06, 2004

leadership

I became a leader by accident. I was the dumbass standing there with a thumb up my ass when I realized that nobody else in that room intended to make a decision. Keep that thumb up your ass, call a discussion, do group hug and hope desperately that eveything solves itself.

That's when an asshole like me exracts the thumb and starts giving orders. People follow them because nobody else has the balls to GIVE then. Somebody has got to do something when no one else will. I don't allways follow procedure, either, but I get the fucking job done.

Coprotate weenies write about procesdure they've never seen. They wear coats and ties and dream about a work world they'll never know because they don't WANY to know it. The want to live in the Tower of Power and play politics.

I spent 24 years doing the real deal. They don't have a swinging dick in that plant who knows more than I do about runniing that heartless bastard. But they've got some fine ass-kissers.

I couldn't name more than three who would amount to a pimple on my ass.

Comments

You know, we all feel that way when the company goes on without us, AND manages to survive.

It's annoying.

It's great that you did you a fine job, and had a passion for leadership.

Now, move on.

Posted by: Key on February 6, 2004 02:50 PM

Glad you're back. What's going on with the blog meet?

Posted by: ken on February 6, 2004 02:54 PM

Aw, Key, give him time to process it, that's all he's doing. If he wasn't writing about it, it'd be all stuck in his head and he wouldn't have room in there for thoughts about tall blondes with long legs. :0)

Some guys just gotta worry over injustices like a dog gnawing on a ham-bone. Let him gnaw and growl for a bit. He won't let it go until he's gotten the last bit of enjoyment from it. But, Lord help you if you try to take it away from him!!

:O)

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! on February 6, 2004 03:20 PM

Of course the major difference between you and your capacity for leadership and the mindless halfwits at your old job is that they *are employed*.

Posted by: Whatevah on February 6, 2004 04:32 PM

I don't care what you write about, Acidman. I'm simply glad to see you, the real you, back. You were missed.

Posted by: Lee on February 6, 2004 04:37 PM

I know someone who works at your former employer, and he has nothing but good to say about you. And I sure hope he's one of the 3, because I have 14 years of being a "corporate widow" to attest to his dedication. He lives and breathes for the company.

Posted by: Lurk on February 6, 2004 07:32 PM

Do you miss your work?

Posted by: Trease on February 6, 2004 07:45 PM

A-man, nobody that is any good leads because they *want* to, they lead because they know the operation will go into the shitter if they don't........

The ones that *want* to lead aren't f-ing qualified to do it, they just want the shiny title.

You became a leader because you gave a shit about the plant and knew what you were doing.

Posted by: Rick Tengdin on February 6, 2004 11:21 PM

I believe that I could name a few people for LURK, And I believe that most of the names would match.

You don't do that shit to be shiny. You do it because you care because your reputation matters a lot more than the money does.

Fuck 'em . I knew the ass-kissers from the producers and I knew the ones who cared from the ones who played a role. I still know.

I put my ass way out on a limb many times because I was certain I was right and I was willin