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Been here before, I think. Holding, waiting to exhale, waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Restlessness, anticipation of uncomfortable change.

So many of my friends are having similar job-related angst. A lot of it seems to stem from similar conditions: simple lack of respect for them as a human being. Simple things, like common courtesy. SOmetimes more complex things, like realizing that a person is not a machine.

I have my own set of angstiness. I'm pretty aware of where it comes from, and I try to fixulate it. Doesn't always work.

But I'm finding myself stalling. Squirrel dancing, thrashing, being exhausted in every sense of the word.

Gah. Maybe I need to stop for a while. But I don't know how to.

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croonerboy
Aug. 31st, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Boy can I relate.
I have been and still am having the same issues.
I really have lost all desire for the line of work I am in.
Everything is so CONTROLLED and just not HUMAN!

YOU MUST BE PERFECT AT ALL TIMES!

There is never a sense of security or safety.

it's like we are all gerbils trapped on the same wheel.

ACK!!

I have been wanting to majorly change my career and my life but the first time did not work. I can't afford to take time off to soul seach now. Too far in the hole w/ money.

The corporitization of america has dehumanized us and our culture.
magicmarmot
Aug. 31st, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Boy can I relate.
I just saw an interesting article that tied the start of that road to Reagonomics.

After ten years spent as a contract engineer, I've seen a lot of businesses; and though they're all different, there have been some real doozies as far as the treatment of employees/contrators/Engineering Resource Units. Some of the stuff I heard was straight out of Office Space and Dilbert.

Keeping us as wage slaves seems to be the idea. If the workers are not allowed to wean off the teat, they are easier to control.
azul_ros
Aug. 31st, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Amen to that, brotha!!! Our company's attitude since I was hired 6 years ago has devolved into hard numbers. How many items per hour can we push through. It's even gotten to the point where we're now "talked to" if we are doing anything that is deemed as possibly slowing us down. Including: eating sunflower seeds, or playing DVD movies in the background (which have been seen previously & are merely meant to entertain us at work, not actually watched!!). I heard some talk about not using our IM very much also, as it is seen as being a production killer. And at our last meeting, we were told that we a) have to do more in less time, and b) utilize some new drop-down options which affect pricing for our customers (even though our dept. doesn't handle actual pricing)!!! It's rediculous!
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