Walking out on the job..
Most of you know that I had a bleave.. (blog leave) last week.. things were getting out of hand .. one of the funniest things that made me laugh in spite of all the happenings around was "The walkout".
Was watching SUN TV (Tamizh Channel) evening news last week. They showed that the opposition party in the assembly (think Senate) walked out in protest because the house speaker did not allow them to say something, (or some other such silly reason)..
What was funny about this ? Well in the video it looks like one dude gets up and goes out.. he is just looking casual (doesnt look mad or anything) and he walks through the central aisle and after a few seconds a whole bunch of people walk out slowly one after another.. It seriously looked like the first dude who did the walkout was possibly just going to the restroom.. the rest of them probably mistook his constipated look for something else, read between the lines and decided to follow him only to realize that they were walking into the restroom with him.. then to save face, they call it a walkout ! and blamed the speaker..
That same day, I had a real rough time at work with many meetings where I really wanted to walk out. But I just could not. I get paid to do a job and however difficult the decision making process might be or however hostile the situation may be, I just take it and go with it. These are exactly the type of things any typical workplace encounters, for people in charge of making decisions and you just have to work it out. Not walk out !! I am sure that these elected politicians got paid inspite of their walkout.. Of course withholding their paycheck for the day for walking out on the job does not solve a damn thing. I am pretty sure they are not dependent on their government salaries for their livelyhood. We have people in India who can teach people like Jack Abramoff "Lobbying 101" and "Bribing 402" courses, at grad school level !!
Maybe we could fine them a few thousand dollars every time they walk out instead of working and making important policy decisions that shape our future..he he..
Like Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) says,
I crack me up !!