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On cracks
You know, I can entirely understand the idea of not wanting to do specific tasks at work, or even not wanting to do any work at all. Personally I think I would feel frustrated with being paid to do nothing, but I can see how it would seem an attractive proposition. And constructive 'delegating' to preserve the appearance of work without having to do anything oneself, well, that's practically a requirement for some jobs. But I struggle to get my head around the mentality which leads somebody to be pathologically avoidant when it comes to doing any of the work pertaining to their post, yet proactively obstructive in impeding, undermining and otherwise sabotaging everybody else's attempts to fill in the gaps.

But then, if odd behaviour was a renewable energy source then this institution would be a veritable powerhouse.
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vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: September 7th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Presumably the oddest behaviour of all is that they are allowed to get away with this?
j4 From: j4 Date: September 7th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
We-ell, it's been one of those boiling-a-frog things. Things got slowly worse and by the time they'd reached "really unacceptable" nobody really quite dared say anything. And now someone has resigned and there doesn't seem much point in making a fuss until after they've gone. Hence state of limbo as mentioned in previous post.

I sort of want to do something about it, or say something about it, but I don't know how or to whom, and part of me thinks "Well, actually, I may be 'entitled' to make a fuss, but really I just want to get on with a job I mostly enjoy, working with people I mostly like." I tend to only think it's worth making an Official Fuss about things if it will make things better for me/others/people-in-general in the future, and it's not clear to me how this would do so: I feel (though I may be wrong) that it's mostly a really bad combination of individual crazinesses, rather than systemic crapness.

If that makes sense.
lethargic_man From: lethargic_man Date: September 7th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I suspect it's because they feel that that task is their remit, and they have to prove to themselves that they will do it, though it take an infinity of displacement; and therefore have to stop anyone else doing it or they will not be able to so prove to themselves.
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