Doom Incompetence is never funny in comedies. Never. There's a scene in The Intern where the getaway car's driver has locked all doors, is listening to loud rap music and is singing with his eyes closed as the gang tries to get his attention to open the doors. It's not plausible - who locks their doors to a getaway car, blasts music and closes their eyes to sing DURING A HEIST? It's bullshit and it's not funny at all. It frustrates the viewer, but does not make them laugh. Misunderstandings are funny, confusion is funny, accidents are funny, but not someone seemingly intentionally sabotaging something with implausible incompetence.
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Doom The company saw the best end it could possibly have. After selling off its divisions to reduce spending/bring revenue, they were reduced to one division, . Ironically, one of its former divisions came in to buy them out. The child bought out the parent. That's how we have now.
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Doom I'm okay now, thanks for asking.
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Doom Why does a video codec company need its own font? Oh, for our internal tech doc! That makes sense. Our CEO/President (same person) thinks he's president of his own republic. Why not print our own passports, mint our own currency? !
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Doom When you have tons of problems from top to bottom, including high-spending and low revenue, do you go and commission for a new logo and a custom font for hundreds of thousands of Euros?
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Doom Every quarter in which they posted a profit is one in which they sold a part of the company. It's like me selling my kidneys and saying I'm earning money.
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Doom You'd think the brushes with bankruptcy would humble them, but it only strengthened their resolve. 15 years and a couple hundred of millions in the red.
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Doom My manager was a former engineer. Worst of both worlds. Real managers know not to get involved in technical issues. Ex-engineer managers pull rank on their eng staff, want to play both boss and architect. Don't know how to delegate. They think they're in God mode.
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Doom The real conflict at is between engineers that became managers and engineers. Managers that were engineers think they know everything, but unlike real managers they have poor management skills and they still get involved in technical decisions that don't concern them.
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Doom People think that in companies there is tension/conflict between two camps, engineers and management. Engineers think managements don't know shit, and managers think that engineers don't see the big picture.
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Doom It's been months, but I'm still pissed. Not at the minute-counting, but there's a lot of other, stupid technical things where my experience was dismissed and unqualified managers pulled rank on me.
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Doom The late-staff created a location so that they can check in with their phones, to show that they were at work on time. The environment between staff and management became really toxic.
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Doom The worst thing about all this is the environment has become completely toxic. We don't have any system for clocking-in or out, so people started twitter accounts where they would share photos of the lobby clock to show where they were at 8:59 and 12:59. It's not the image the company wants for the outside world.
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Doom We had to hire 20 new employees because management wanted to punish people that came late. Imagine the cost of paying for 20 employees vs the cost of letting the lateness/longish lunch slide. Nobody did a cost-benefit analysis, it seems.
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Doom The always-late gang won't work late/weekends, even if needed. Ionix actually had to hire new people, like 20 new staff members, because everyone is pissed off at the company for counting their lunch minutes, etc.
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Doom The always-late people came to work at 10 and 11, but they would work weekends (when needed), work after 5:00, etc. Now, after they made it a pissing contest, they're there at 9, but out at 5.
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