Somebody help me here. In the end, who’s happier?
Management: Long hours, longer weeks, much weight on one’s shoulders.
Worker Bee: Fewer hours, stricter schedule, shoulders know no weight.
Management: Those above you question your ability to manage. Those below you question your ability to manage.
Worker Bee: You can bitch all you want about management. It does no good–but it feels so good!
Management: You make more money.
Worker Bee: You make some money.
Management: Health insurance.
Worker Bee: Cobra or catastrophic coverage only–on your dime.
Management: Monthly parking pass.
Worker Bee: Public transportation and plenty of time to walk to or from work.
Management: Answer to many.
Worker Bee: Answer to the MOD and you’re good as long as you show up on time and ready for your shift.
Management: You get to wear the cool styles, nice suits, pretty shoes.
Worker Bee: You have a reasonable dry cleaning bill.
Management: You figure you can always get a job being a worker bee again.
Worker Bee: Um, you don’t fit in anymore. Give it up.