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> the entire company trends towards peak levels of procrastination, doing literally anything and everything to avoid the unspeakable horror of having to write a few paragraphs of text. ;-)

the entire company trends towards peak levels of procrastination, doing literally anything and everything to avoid the unspeakable horror of having to write a few paragraphs of BS marketing speak ads for their fellow employees

there, fixed that for ya.

I hate perf! All want to say is Jill does great work, Joe does ok work. Bill might need to work on something else has he doesn't seem into it.

Instead I'm told to write several paragraphs of ad copy trying to make unique and interesting sentences that don't sound the same but basically all say the same thing "Jane does good work". They want specifics like

"Vlad's work on the ABC protocol really took things to the next level. If it had not been for his tireless effort on the ABC protocol discussion list it's likely a different spec would have been ratified and we'd all be stuck with 6 months more work in our implementation."

Now (1) I didn't actually know that because I was head down working on my own stuff so I had to go spend time 30 minutes looking that shit up and (2) That's one out of 6 paragraphs, and everyone better sound completely unique like it was meant to be presented in a magazine.

And, when it's all done it was worthless. What I wanted to write

"Vlad's great, he does good work and I like working with him"

Is all they really wanted to here but the "process" is instead a huge waste of time for everyone.






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