August 2, 2004

Excerpts: Who Are "They" Anyway - Part IV

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Theyre in charge of everything,
      but they dont tell us anything.
They make the rules and policies
      by which we must work,
            but those rules and policies
                  often get in the way of our work.
They tell us
      we need to embrace change,
            but they dont change themselves.
They seem to have all the power,
      but they dont use it wisely.
They want,
      they expect,
            they demand,
they cut,
      they control,
            they command,
they, they, they .
Its always about they!
Just who are THEY, anyway?

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.