August 9, 2004

Excerpts: Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXXII

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 1:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Oh, I dont wanna
bore you
with all the gory details
Lets just say
Im havin a bad day.
      his raised eyebrow
            continued to query.
      I replied,
Ive spent all day
trying to find out
whos really in charge here
Whos responsible
When things go wrong?
Whos responsible
for solving problems?
Whos responsible
for making a difference?
Oh, I see,
      he answered.
I just wanna know
who are they, anyway?
      I blurted
            in frustration.

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.