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August 3, 2004

Excerpts: Who Are "They" Anyway - Part X

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

So upstairs I went,
      hopeful that they
      would be there.
I asked the receptionist,
Are they in?
I need to see them.
Weve got problems
that need fixing.
They? Here?
      she responded,
You must be mistaken.
Theres no one here
but us,
and were certainly not responsible
for the problems you describe.
Theyre at headquarters,
those that you seek --
in that tall building
downtown.

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.