Office of Morale Conditioner, anyone?

Posted by $ rainman0720 1 month, 2 weeks ago to Culture
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I just got an email from the corporate big-wigs, and they announced two new positions much higher in the food chain than I am.

The first position is inconsequential, as it could be considered a normal development post-merger.

But the second new department? I just about crapped my pants when I saw "Coroprate Social Responsibility". God, how I wish I was kidding.

When they named the person who was heading up the Corporate Social Responsibility department, I was surprised to see he wasn't named Chick Morrison.

Maybe Chicken Little was right.


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  • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    If I recall, in the old Soviet Union these wastes of air were called "Zampolit" and their main purpose was to ensure everyone in an organization was attuned to the party line and principles. They held a great deal of power (and rank in the military) as they could ruin your life for having an anti-Soviet thought or were suspected of being a "counter revolutionary". Just like what we're seeing going on today in the USA, being accused is the same as a conviction.

    Your company has just officially opened an Office of Zampolit.
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    • Posted by $ 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      Assuming the stock market doesn't crater between now and then, in January 2023 I hope to be winding down towards my retirement. Once I realized how close I was, my perspective changed; I figured I could pretty much weather any storm that comes my way. (If I end up working a 47 year career, I've only got 5.4% of it left before I turn in my laptop, card key, RSA token, and ride off into the sunset.)

      But this Zampolit could make it a lot harder; not sure if I can keep my mouth shut for the short working time I have left. I've seen how Soviet Political Officers are portrayed in movies and books, and it ain't pretty. I run up against one of them in the next 24 months, and my career could end a bit sooner than I'm planning. Gonna be a real test of character.
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      • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 1 week ago
        Good luck, rainman0720. You may want to review your retirement package to see what you can take away from company control so you can't be "punished" after you do leave.

        In my situation when I was "asked to leave" during a downsizing event I was given the option to leave my retirement savings under company care or move it elsewhere. I chose to move it where the company couldn't get its mitts on it. It turned out to be a great move.
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