You go to work in the morning, and the world seems a normal place. Then in the space of an hour people suddenly start detonating nuclear weapons, Swedish politicians are getting involved in low-key scandals and I get a new boss.
Just like that – they call a meeting, bring in a dude none of us have seen before and announce that this man (lets call him Hans…actually, that’s too much like his real name, which is Hans, so lets call him Dirk Diggler) is to be our boss.
Figure 1 -Dirk’s previous job
In the space of five minutes we are informed that, despite the fact that the old boss was still working and had years to go on the guarantee, this new guy had become a “partner” and would shortly be taking over. He has a background in something-or-other and has worked in IT for oh-so-very-long, and so is perfectly suited to jump into a small, very specialised company he knows almost nothing about and tell us all what to do.
Dammit – just when you work out how to manipulate everybody in management they wheel in a new guy. Well Hans (sorry – Dirk!) welcome to the roller-coaster ride of interactive learning and if you touch my chair, my special coffee mug or my recently increased wages I’ll have to give you a stern talking-to.
And an interesting thought – since the “new” boss has worked in the company zero time (he starts next month) and I have worked there 6 years, I am therefore infinitely more experienced that he is (as 6 divided by zero = infinity). But he has a white shirt and is a “partner” so I guess that’s all right then.