I just read an interesting article about it being ok for go-getters and talented individuals to quit. Hmmmm. “Its ok Dave, continue”. . . “Ok I quit. Its not you its me”.
I’ve had these discussions with more people than I can count. I HATE mediocres. I won’t work with them. At least I “don’t want to” work with them. Sometimes one MUST work with them. I’m not talking about inexperienced people. I’m talking about people who come to work to pick up a check (anyone in this company know whom I am talking about?). Those people need to be fired. They are a drag on the high-fliers.
You know what you do for the high fliers? Everything. That’s right. You remove EVERY excuse they have for not working as efficiently as they can. And when you do that you tell them to prove it. Prove they are better than 10 mediocre programmers/workers. If you’ve never worked with this type of person, you’ll be amazed because they will absolutely, hands down, prove that they are worth 10 mediocres.
I liked the above article. It is one of those always relevant pieces of expository that is timeless and succinct.
So, everyone, fire ONE mediocre person in your organization and let’s get on the path to productivity again. You know who I’m talking about. That person who goes to compile a program that takes 5 minutes to compile, and sits there and waits for it to compile. Doesn’t timeslice to anything else, like documentation, regressions, pick his nose, ANYTHING. That person needs to be fired now. The rest of the employees need to be TOLD why that person was fired. Once the scapegoat is gone, productivity improves. If not start the beatings.
Mwhahahahhahaaaaaaaaa I LOVE world domination.
The Dead Sea Effect article is funny because its true. Read that also. Most of us live that article every day. This guy is a good observer. Here’s another observation for you to read. Bruce posted this link to the slashdot thread.