Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Planet Houston
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RE: If webwench ever comes back around...
Well, I tell you how it works at the big accounts I work at. The Big Boss starts screaming about cutting spending, so the control freaks start throwing controls on everything down to the point they add three layers of bueracracy to getting a pencil from the office supply closet. None of them are smart enough to realize that all that bueracracy costs more than a pencil, but they get to tell Mr. Big they've done something about it.
Later, a management consultant will arrive, and they will pay him $200 an hour to tell them they need to make getting a pencil simpler. They will pay him, streamline pencil logistics, and then claim they have saved the company money and ask for a raise.
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