13 July 2006

I Am No Longer A Number - I Am A Free Man!

My company has started pushing me harder with this time-sheet nonsense; they want more detailed information to charge my time back. The whole thing is a stupid idea but what's worse is they made me implement it and roll it out to everyone else so I get the blame :-( Everyone has been given numbers to protect their privacy and I've been assigned the number six. Until now I've just been passing them random figures in protest. The Finance Manager keeps phoning me up asking me for more information. I've told them they won't get it, but they've tried to threaten me. It all came to a head today when I stormed into my boss's office and told him definitively "I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. My life is my own. I resign".

As a side note, five years ago when I quit Sainsbury's I wrote "Having worked here for five years it shouldn't requi re  significant effort to understand this message". I have a further story to tell regarding my current position but it has to wait a few more days yet...