Sunday, December 30, 2001
merry christmas. happy new year. and, oh yeah, you might be laid off.
nothing about this company surprises me. nothing about big companies and upper management surprises me. the thing that surprises me is robin williams. how is it that anyone in this bloated carcass of a country finds that fatuous, creepy alien anything other than annoying? i was flipping channels and saw that movie jack. frances ford coppola directed it. frances ford fucking coppola!!!
merry christmas. happy new year.
Saturday, December 08, 2001
work work work.
i worked till 11:00 p.m. on mon. 5 a.m. on wed. little to no sleep. production moves, etc. it is all RIDICULOSO and INSANE.
a) business people are stupid just like everyone else. they are everyone else.
b) project managers are the education majors of the business world. they have no discernable skill set, but a vague desire to make money and help people. i don't want to hear about any special cases. if they're good project managers, then they do enhance the process, etc, etc. blah, blah, blah. they end up either ruining everything or wasting your time.
c) it is easier to have a meeting than to do any actual work. if you organize the meeting, you actually look more important than the people that do the work.
d) much waste is created in the name of the user. the user wants this. the user doesn't want this. the user actually ends up being another business manager instead of an actual user. they change their minds over breakfast. take it out. leave it in.
e) the dot com failure is not just an unlucky downturn. it's the failure of real business people to actually curtail the waste and general idiocy of charlatans. our company never had a business model. it wanted to get bought. once it was bought, the bigwigs cash out and lose interest. who cares if it fails now? i've already made my billion. we're coasting on fumes.