We watched an episode of Better Off Ted, where a international corporate employee stole all the creamers daily as an act of individuality.
Me, I am stealing my legislated break time, 15 minutes, what a heist!! I am told I can take my two fifteen minute breaks, but there are consequences, social consequences, if such a break is actually taken. It is easier on me and more pleasant to simply work non-stop for eight and half hours.
Better Off Ted is a comedy, I think it is funny because it is parodies the truth about competition and corporate oligarchy. The only thing the series omits is the rage and alienation that employees experience, the anger is palpable in these work environments if one is even mildly sensitive to human behaviour.
My absolute favourite bit about the Veridian corporate work environment is the commentary on the daycare provided by the company for workers who are not management stream. This is actually very black humour.
Quote found on the internet:
“[daycare worker to child]
Then you are a lucky girl. Because this morning…
we’re going to be painting white lines in the parking structure.
Uh, the kids paint the parking lot?
[daycare worker to parent Ted]
Not the whole parking lot. Just the lines.
– But still, that seems a little- – Innovative?
[Ted’s boss Veronica]
At Veridian Dynamics, we’re molding the children of today…
into the workers of tomorrow.”
This is my second post today, unusual; but it feels good to be writing.