This post might sound like ranting but to me it seems what is actually bothering my thoughts since a long time. I seriously believe that a conversation could only lead to a thing like which happens so often in such renounced company.
Setting: The HR Guy, The Network Guy, The Employee in a deep discussion.
HR: I have joined this organization such a long time ago. I need something to show that I am useful or they will all know that I am just passing time.
NW: Ditto my case is still worse. At least employees are afraid of you. If they come to no I have no work I will be the first one packing my bags.
Emp: But why you are supposed to be pillars of organization. Why do we need to be afraid of you.
HR & NW: Shut Up!!!! You don’t know anything about organizations.
HR: We need to come up with some plan with which we can fake usefulness in the company.
Emp: But Why you need to fake you can actually work to increase the Productivity……….
HR: Productivity that is it. That’s what I will be doing.
Emp: yes, you can actually work to improve………
NW: Shut Up!!!! I have a brilliant idea which can address both of out concerns at once. We can block. Both will benefit
HR: Will do what?????
NW: We can block things it would hypothetically show that we have enhanced productivity.
HR: Sounds good not much effort eh is it ????
NW (Excitedly): No just a little tweak in the firewall.
HR: Ok What all employees use Orkut
HR: All other Chat clients.
NW: easy, flickr & blogs
Emp: No Way!!!!!
HR: lets block all.
Emp: What is the logic for doing it?
HR: Logic what is that?
Emp: But it won’t increase the productivity will it.
HR: I don’t want to increase it. I just want to show that I am doing it. Anyways they can’t measure it.
NW: HeeeeeeHowwwww (weird Laugh)
HR: Can’t we block the public email sites. The F***ing B*****Ds post resumes through them and also can we block job sites.
NW: Job sites is easy.
Emp: NO You can’t block Public Email Sites.
NW: But why you want to block it.
HR: If they won’t post resume it would reduce the attrition numbers in my tenure. At the end of the day numbers are all that matters.
Emp: You will never be able to do it. You can never justify it.
NW: Eureka!!! I can do it. Security issue, Enhanced security for the clients. Employees can transfer code and data through public email.
Emp: But no one does it, you know it. They don’t even bother about it where there are products being coded for millions of dollar like MS & Google.
NW: Who cares after all clients security is our first concern. Right (Winks to the HR)
HR: Promotion next quarter!!!!