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THE HAMMER AND NAIL, MR. CHRISTIAN!!!!

So I might have mentioned I'm a middle manager.

One thing about being a middle manager, is that you are rarely the comedic hero in movies, tv shows, novels, etc.

You're the dude ruining everyone's good time, the douche who works for the MAN and does his dirty work.

In fact, I make a regular joke to my people: that when they write the version of me in their treatments, their version of me actually be funny, not just think he is.

Odds are, I expect to be treated less than sympathetically.

For example, I have to enforce people being where they are supposed to be, when they are supposed to be. It's what they are getting paid for.

And that's when people who insist they are adults, act like fracking children.

I had two allegedly smart women give me a total of 20 excuses about why the rules shouldn't apply to them, why everything me and my own boss had been saying for weeks shouldn't count when inconvenient to them. Why just because other people weren't meeting their obligations, I was somehow the asshole for challenging them.

Folks, key to life. If a job is below you, don't fucking take it. If you agree to be take a companies dime, then you can't complain it's a crime.

And when you are a middle manger, no matter how much some some of the demands from top down suck, no matter how much you want to blame or claim the failiures of others make your job impossible, well, suck it up.

Go write that screen play were I'm a micromanaging douche. Guess what? In the better one I'll eventually write, you're lucky to be "SelfDeluded Lackey #3"

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