I’ve considered myself a writer since October, 1997, but I got a lot of experience when it come to business and when it comes to that, I don’t believe in bullshit.
I’m working some hours a week at the company where I started over 30 years ago. I’ve been asked to fix some things that are broken. Why they are broken I have no idea, because what I’m fixing are bullshit issues.
Here are three of them.
l) You have to punch the old time clock? Please remember to punch in and out each day. I’m not going to discuss your issues with this. I’m not going to listen to your excuse for forgetting. I’m not going to let someone else punch you in and out. When you can’t remember to do it, I’ll tell the accountant not to try and figure your hours out. You simply won’t get paid for them.
2) Sales reps – please give turn in your account activity sheets and turn them in to me each Wednesday. We need to account for your time and how you’re spending it. There is no gray area here. It’s black and white. Don’t want to do it? No time? I’ll give you some time to think about it. You’re fired.
3) Can’t remember your starting time? It’s eight o’clock. Have a problem with it? Would rather come in later and have your co-workers cover your desk until you get in? Suggestion: Update your resume.
Being a writer is more fun – you know creating and making things up. That’s one part of my brain. The other part, when it comes to business stuff is K.I.S.S.
Keep it simple, stupid.
A/K/A ……..no bullshit.