Completely Non-Baseball related post
Not much really going on in the Yankee world that hasn't already been mentioned, and I'm withholding comment on the impending Floridian Firesale for now.
However I thought I'd share a theory I've had about workplaces and coworkers that happened to come up today in passing.
My theory is this: you can break down almost all of your coworkers into 4 archetypes, all based off of characters in the Wizard of Oz.
- Scarecrow: This is one of the most common types of your coworkers. Essentially, they lack a brain. They're usually put into positions that require innovation and people skills. They can be gregarious and friendly (though they needn't always be) but the fact that simple logic escapes them frustrates everyone else. Most commonly found (inexplicably) in middle management.
- Tin Man: These people lack a heart. The bottom line (their own) is their only motivation. They are spurred on by nothing more than their own self interests, and have no care for coworkers, the long term of the business, or their customers. Most often these people are in upper management.
- Cowardly Lion: They're afraid to get ahead. They're constantly walking around in fear of losing their jobs, at which they probably would do much better if they showed a little initiative, spoke up in meetings and let their ideas be heard. Lower level employees and low level supervisors are often this archtype.
- Dorothy: I'm a Dorothy. Chances are good that you're probably a Dorothy as well. More than anything else, we just want to go home.
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 12:32 PM