La vida irreal de Salvador Leal

La Oficina

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Hoy me encontré con un post en The Guardian que tenía tal cantidad de sabiduría con respecto a la dinámica en la vida laboral que no sabía qué parte seleccionarles y cuáles no. Parece que es solamente un extracto de un libro mucho más grande. Unos destellos de genialidad, aquí:

A consultant is someone in business with an ego so large it takes more than one company to support it

It’s called an exchange of opinion because you go in with your opinion and leave with their opinion.

The difference between a boss and a high street bank is that a bank sometimes gives you credit for things.

Excessive drinking at work makes you feel sociable, light-headed and confident. In other words, it makes you feel like you work in sales.

Business suits are for doing business in. If you are wearing a welder’s helmet people expect rivets, if you are wearing a suit people expect business. But if you are wearing shorts and sandals, people expect you to be on your way to San Francisco with flowers in your hair. On the other hand, never look too businesslike. This marks you out as someone who works in organised crime or as an undertaker, if not both.

In business they still say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, which is a bit depressing when you have just completed 15 years of formal education.

Reports are the office equivalent of cones in the road. They are not actually work themselves but they are a big, clear sign that real work might be done at some stage. In the meantime, they slow everything down and cause anger and annoyance all round.

The only reason people have so many meetings is that they are the one time you can get away from your work, your phone and your customers.

People say that the secret of a good meeting is preparation. But if people really prepared for meetings, the first thing they would realise is that most are unnecessary.

Yo no llevo mucho tiempo en esto de la Vida Laboral™, pero reconozco la veracidad de todos los comentarios de don Guy Browning aún sin haber vivido tanto la experiencia de una oficina. El artículo completo, aquí. (Vía alt1040)

Written by Salvador Leal

octubre 30th, 2006 at 6:39 pm

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  1. Jejee, yo doy FE que la mas cierta de todas es que NO contestes el telefono. Si ud contesta el telefono en su oficina impajaritablemente se va a meter en un problema.


    30 Oct 06 at 7:01 pm

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