August 3, 2004

Excerpts: Who Are "They" Anyway - Part IX

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

My boss leaned back
      in her chair
            as she said,
Dont I wish!
If I were one of them,
things would be
a lot different around here.
But they havent seen fit
to include me in their group.
Like you, I just work here.
Well, then,
      I asked,
Can you tell me
who they are
      and where I can find them?
You know,
      she replied,
Theyre the guys who run this place --
the people who make
the daily decisions.
Theyre always in charge.
Go upstairs
where the senior managers work.
Im pretty sure
thats where they are.

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.