Captain’s Log 4,476
I am remembering the time I received a 20-cent per hour raise because I was already high-qualified when I started the job. The company rewarded people on improvement. Made no sense. It was not about productivity, it was about improvement in job skills. So…..to explain this better…. If I was stellar at something and made the company a ton of money, they still wanted me to polish my skills in an area that really meant nothing in terms of the bottom line. If I failed to make the mark in this ridiculous area, I “failed” my performance review.
The same ideology is playing out at the Confederacy. I will be considered a “failure” and will receive no raise if I don’t make a high mark in an area that has little or no significant financial gain. I can put my efforts into areas that will pay enormous rewards, but the Confederacy is demanding miracles in small places where nobody will even know the difference.
This is what happens when you are good at your job. People figure out ways to make you fail. Age-old dynamic that crushes the creative spirit and leads to apathy and distrust. Interesting. The level on the playing field is mediocre. Somehow, that is better. White bread. It is the mindset of corporate America. Shall I puke now or later?