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You’re Late For Business Time

Forbes, one of the central arbiters of conventional business culture, has declared that, in business, if you’re 5 minutes early for an appointment, you are on time, but if you’re on time for an appointment, you’re late.

on time is late

The implications of this idea are obvious. If you meet expectations, you’re a disgraceful slacker. If you don’t work late hours, you’re not committed to your job. If you don’t use your own money and other resources to make up for gaps in the office, you’re not a team player.

What’s Forbes going to tell us next? That if we haven’t given a pint of blood every week to our corporate owners, we’re parasites on the system?

4 thoughts on “You’re Late For Business Time”

  1. Tom says:

    i don’t care what the corporate sector, which is destroying the very habitat that sustains us, thinks or deems acceptable. They are the parasites with their unrealistic and mathematically impossible “constant growth” (on a finite planet) paradigm.

  2. Mark says:

    It’s like when they urge us to “do more with less”. There comes a point when it’s no longer possible. While corporate CEOs are seeing dramatic increases in salaries, the average worker is being told to work longer and harder with little or no increase in pay.

    Years ago NASA had a slogan: “Faster, Better, Cheaper”. Anyone who thought about this realized that you can do 2 of these, but not all three. Only after a couple spectacular failures on Mars missions did NASA start to realize that the goals for this approach were impossible.

    In government, people (especially Republicans) want us to “cut the waste”, without realizing that most of the government waste has already been cut. There’s a law of diminishing returns where the more effort you put into cutting the waste, the less waste you’ll be able to cut, until you reach the point where the cost and effort of cutting more waste exceeds the savings reaped from the cuts.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Beautifully said, Mark.

  3. Quinton Underwood says:

    The comments of Mark and for Jim cook only shows two individuals who have no idea of what waste is. I worked for and retired for a company that thrived on eliminating waste. If we had the waste created accidentally and on purposefully by the Dems., this country would not have any financial problems at all. Now do not ask me for specific issues, because if you are that dumb, it would not serve any purpose at all for you to see it in black and white. Bottom Line, WASTE is the by-product of lack of training or on purpose while refusing to do any job right.

    Quinton Underwood

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