Say for example you were running a business and you had a bunch of employees. Let’s say that some of these employees (about half of them) started disrupting the workplace. Nothing too big at first: something like wearing too much perfume or playing their music just a little too loudly. Maybe these first few signs of unpleasant behavior were meant to be provocative. Yet, as a fair minded employer and governed by certain laws and regulations you find yourself having to talk to some of these folks and remind them that you all need to get along and that the company’s business is a priority.
Much to your surprise you discover that your counseling session with the “mavericks” has not ameliorated the situation: it has seemingly aggravated it. Furthermore, you discover that a few more of your employees have begun to engage in provocative behavior. You find that there is a lot of spit littering the entrances, cigarette butts are no longer finding their way into the coffee cans, the picnic table out in the break area is being vandalized with carved slogans and symbols, car doors are getting dinged and scratched and so on. Moreover, your CFO is reporting that your bottom line isn’t looking too good and it isn’t the market or the economy. Your company’s troubles seem to be a result of some internal problem but that’s just the beginning of your woes. You’ve just got a letter from the property owner of your building telling you that other tenants in the building are upset with what is happening on your floor.
Well, I’ve seen this happen before in my workplace. I saw similar things sprout up from time to time in the Marines. Every time this sort of thing happened one of two things happened: 1) the company failed or 2) some asses got kicked. Now in the Marines, it was simple: one day the Major has a special company formation and lays down the law. A few days later some examples are made. The troops get the message and for the most part life returns to normal (normal being subjective). On the civilian side of the world the same sort of thing happens more or less.
Now let me ask this: why do the Republican still have their jobs. Seriously, are they not the epitome of a crappy employee?
Earth calling Washington – Earth calling Washington – hello?