My Boss Sold Out
As a counselor, I see both sides of every issue, so I can see how my boss (I'll call him Spock because he is all about the business and doesn't care about employees' feelings) is himself a victim of the system which doesn't work; but the insanity of it is that he defends the system with all he's got! He and I both know that there is too much to do and not enough time to do it in (he's got a pile of backed up work that's higher than mine!) but he relentlessly is on my butt to get mine done. Instead of helping me develop a plan to get it all done, he just barks at me all the time (obviously because he doesn't have the TIME to help me...)
He's a nice person to everyone, usually, but it makes me wonder if all that niceness is sincere or if it is just part of his elaborate plan to manipulate us all into being nothing more than cogs in a wheel. I became a counselor because I don't want to be a cog in a wheel. I did not want to get backed up in work. I wish my Intro to Human Services professor would have warned me about all the paperwork! Maybe I would have chosen a different career. But I wonder if there is such a thing as a career that pays enough to live that isn't stressful. It seems the more money you make, the more stressful the job, as if the system (the bigger one we all live in) is manipulating us to stress ourselves into an early grave. Maybe I'm just paranoid.