29 February 2008

The next great idea

All of you in the field of corporate management, take your pens out and get ready to write because I've come across a new idea to squeeze even more efficiency from your workforce. Some South Korean firms have evidently hit upon the idea of keeping minute-by-minute logs of workers pee breaks. Ah, the great joys and efficiency of unconstrained capitalism.

5 comments:

commander other said...

working from home as i do, i don't normally keep such fastidious records. however, i can see where there's good information to be had from such logs. no doubt it would help me monitor my alcohol intake. especially during campaign season!

Karlo said...

Yeah. I wonder who gets the illustrious job of monitoring everyone's pee breaks. As for the electoral season, I'm predicting a run on vodka if McCain gets elected. We'll need all the cheap inebriation we can find as we work to come up with the next 3 trillion to fight the infidel evil empire (whoever they may be) throughout the globe.

Comrade Kevin said...

Yes, micromanage the worker! Good strategy!

We are all robots and we all pee at similar rates.

It's that urination market data we have!

Look at our research!

BadTux said...

Obviously none of you have ever worked in a call center. Damn straight pee breaks are monitored and doled out as seldom as possible. If you pee down your leg while handing a support call, tough -- that's your problem, not the customer's, so just suck it up, feller!

Uhm, needless to say this penguin has never been tempted to work in a call center... Although, given a penguin's ability to engage in projectile poop (also see the scientific paper), probably that's why call center supervisors stay behind a glass wall to supervise their inmates err employees, just in case one of their employees is a penguin...

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

Karlo said...

I don't know if I want to meet the scientist who is fascinated by penguin poop. And is "rear end" really a scientific term?