August 6, 2004

Excerpts: Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XVIII

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 1:23 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I turned to face the building.
I sure hope theyre here --
Im getting tired of looking.
Once inside
I paused --
      uncertain which office
            to try.
Can I help ya?
      a voice came from behind me.
Why yes,
      I smiled,
            turning to face
            the man in shirtsleeves.
I was told that I could find
them here.
What them
would that be?
      he asked.
The ones responsible
for what happens
at work,
      I answered.
I was told that
theyre here.

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.