That’s Why They Call It Work
Based on blog stats alone, it’s possible that many of you are a) self-employed, b) unemployed, or c) under-employed, because you clearly have time to read my blog in the middle of the day.
But no matter your work status, if you are going through a confusing, trying, frustrating and/or anxious time at your place of employment and are web-searching for solace or sanity, I offer the following gentle reminder from the long-ago past, which I first read twenty-two years ago tacked to a bulletin board in the back room of the Big Thunder Mountain attraction at Disneyland (soon after a classic Disney re-org):
“We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.”
Petronius Arbiter The Satyricon (210 B.C.)
On a positive note, today is Friday.