You only think you're laughing now.
I bought red Swingline staplers for everyone with which I had worked at the company. I labeled each "Property of <my name>" so they'd remember me.
It's not that bad. Results are more important than intraoffice politics, if your superiors enjoy making money.
I have been in this specific situation. In my case, the ultimate answer was to rewrite the portion of the program that was worst, mostly from scratch. We had some proprietary libraries for which we had obtained the source code. Going through said source showed that the flaws (in this case, performance drag) were well entrenched, so I decided it would be necessary to write our own code from scratch to replace it. There were no political ramifications because we no longer had a business relationship with the original company, as it had gone bankrupt, and the original code was now owned by our customer. It was on my head to succeed, and succeed I did. The performance of our software went well into the useful range and I had impressed my superiors immensely. Not only that, but about two weeks later, the other customer of our software had canceled their project, so this project that I had just brought to fruition was now the only project using our software. I saved 20+ jobs and was now in charge of our group's only project. I was a hero.
That's when politics begin to matter. Another group in the company had lost all it's customers at the same time as our group lost our other customer. That group's manager needed a project at which to work, so after arranging a public shaming of my group's manager and taking over my group, he had me moved to the basement in another building... literally... He had to replace me with 3 managers and 2 programmers and 4 operators, but then, he was able to charge the customer for 9 employees' time instead of just 1 employee's time. Now he looked like the hero and I was looking for another job. If not for charging time spent to the customer, he probably would have lost that fight.
The moral of the story is: Do your absolute best and, if money is more important in your company than politics, you will be rewarded.
"Amen! Preach on ma' brotha'!"
Seriously, though. That is exactly why I installed an ad-blocker. I specifically allow sites I visit in order to live up to that philosophy, but I have yet to see a single site since 1999 that hosts 100% of its own advertising. I actually enjoy seeing in house ads for exactly this reason, even if the site reviews the product it is advertising, because it shows that they give a care about their users/readers.
If all the money that has been given to banks in Quantitative Easing had instead been given to those who were receiving forclosure notices, the bubble would not have burst so detrimentally and the economy would be more stable for the common man today.
The simple fact is: Quantitative Easing is a method for the banks to keep the money in the banks and out of the hands of the people.
If all the money that has been given to banks in Quantitative Easing had instead been given to those who were receiving forclosure notices, the bubble would not have burst so detrimentally and the economy would be more stable for the common man today. The simple fact is: Quantitative Easing is a method for the banks to keep the money in the banks and out of the hands of the people.
Now explain to me how that is a right wing point of view...
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