>>1033508 >He thinks there's no nepotism under communism >He thinks government officials aren't elected by who their dad is and who they're buddies with >He thinks he won't be rotting in a gulag until getting shot in the head and fed to barn animals
Yeah communism is great! All those people that died and tried to flee from it just had it coming!
>Anyone else hate how anything you go into is just about schmoozing, politics, inner circle of friends yes. The person that gets promoted is the one taking more coffee breaks and getting on first name bases with boss, not the guy who does more or better work. It's no wonder china has double digit growth and our only growth is in financial. The whole business world is fucked. nothing you can do thou, just be Dilbert's wally. The fact is, the way 98% of companies are structured there is 0% you can do to help move the needle. The business is all luck and goes along by it's self. Sure at one point somebody invented something or started something, but by now it all just hums along. You in the office working an extra hour isn't going to increase custumors.
>>1034226 Look at it this way: The vast majority of positions in any given industry require personal interaction, no matter to how small a degree. So, as supervisor, do you promote/keep the guy who's great at his job that no one likes, or the one that's not quite as good, but everyone gets along with?
>>1033508 I thought this might be bait, but you can't make this shit up.
>communism >merit based
As someone from an ex-communist state, where you ended up in life depended largely on who you know.
You needed an "in" even to buy a fucking fresh sausage instead of canned pork, because their demand exceeded supply and shopkeepers would just put them aside immediately for their immediate friends and family.
To be anything more than a deadbeat shovelling shit you would have needed to join the communist party. If you wanted to get ahead, you would have needed to build your "profile" so that you were highly regarded and "trustworthy" according to communist rhetoric.
>>1035042 I think you've never been in a position to promote anyone.
We promoted a guy who is "great at his job" and that's all there is to him. Instead of leading his team, he is just doing his old job slightly better than before. However, not willing to the the management / administrative aspects of his new job.
>>1035191 Because here's how it works in IT. If you're a programmer, idiot managers who don't know anything destroy your productivity with their constant interference. If you take the bait and go the management route to escape that, you don't get to program anymore because now you're expected to delegate everything to incompetents. It's a no-win situation.
>>1035195 Full disclosure: employers either love me or hate me. The ones that hate me, without fail, lied during the interview.
I go into a job expecting to have work to be done correctly and in a timely fashion. If you're happy with excuses delivered late so long as I keep up with Game of Thrones, be upfront about it. Then I can spend $30 on the DVDs, watch them at my desk, and incorporate that into the excuses I deliver. Works for everyone, right?
Most people don't want to go to work to be drones. We're all adults and we all have responsibilities, but we'd at least like to be an environment that makes you forget its work. Sometimes just being around chill people can be enough.
So they might not be the absolute best solo workers but at the end of the day the team needs to cross the finish line.
Also if you're the straight arrow, 4.0 guy that is too quiet or too boring then you're just going to be a stepping stone for people to pass off their work on. Now you're the office bitch with no room for advancement and if you open your mouth you're not a team player.
People defending nepotism, networking, an no affirmative action etc.. are always spinning their examples ex competent well dressed guy w/ great banter vs neck-beard loser that smells.
In real life it's the cousin/friend/Brother in law being picked over whoever posted their CVs, or any colleague that asked for it and has been there for a while already. It's not that the nepotee isn't skilled, he might have gone to yale for all intents and purposes, what's wrong is that the other person going through the normal channels doesn't have his shot. The problem is moral bankruptcy here.
A system which prides itself for the importance of making it though uni with hard work cannot call itself meritocratic if poor people have to work twenty hours a week at night while Mr trust fund gets to sleep, study and hire the best tutors. The typical answer is "well work harder". It's not that it's impossible to get into med school while working as a taxi driver all night long but it reduces your odds, it handicaps you.
You compound that with lack of opportunities for networking, lack of knowledge of people outside their lower class spheres, increased odds of health problems, violence in their daily lives, lack of transportation severely impacts job search for ex etc..
Strangely, women already reversed the gender gap in education so in future generations they might hold power in the work place and actively discriminate against men. It's going to be fucking hard to get them to accept affirmative action for underprivileged boys when we refused it to them for generations when it made sense.
The pendulum swings back. Always. Nepotism in the work place is asphyxiating the job market out of potentially better elements.
>>1035439 >>1035439 my phrasing was off; I was complaining about a nepotee chosen over a guy from within. A company hiring first from within is a good thing.
I just get tired of this board drinking the conservative kool aid. This board doesn't care about business, they all want free money at the expense of everyone else or productivity. Seriously we're having regular threads about creating prostitution rings, money laundering, tax evasion, and the lottery.
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