Wednesday, January 28, 2009

When every drop counts...

The economic downturn has given such a beautiful veil to incompetent managers to hide their own flaws and mistakes. Any and every mistake can be quickly blamed on the "bottom 5%" and wash your hands off it. In some cases, they can take this corporate cleansing to rather extreme levels.

Take the case of this Filipino worker, had his ass fired for.. well.. not ass-imilating well into the Australian culture. Philippines is one of my favorite countries (not counting Europe). The reason is they are closest to India in terms of their food habits, zest for life and "kindly adjust maadi" attitude.

It appears that they are closer to India than I previously thought. This news article may well apply to any of us. 'fess up, people, did you never do this in firang land yourself?

Corporate 'culture' going down the drain-- the Australian Way :-P

8 comments:

dipali said...

What a reason! As a good desi I vacationed both in the US and Oz with my trusty mug, not quite liking the thought of no job being complete till the paperwork is over.
He should sue them for violation of his privacy. Hope he gets a hefty compensation.

WhatsInAName said...

Omigosh! Thats a little too much I say!
Like Dipali here, I too believe in mugs ;) I remember this scene from Ramji Londonwale where Madhavan claims that paper is Saraswati Maa and how the hell can you use it for such purposes lol!

Toonfactory said...

They are changing/trying to change the age old customs, we even have a kahawat in hindi- Kiye Karaye Par Paani Pher Dena...Now they'll ask us to change it to- Kiye Karaye Par Paper Pherna...

Angel's Flight said...

Omg...are they serious!!! man this guy should sue...and live like a king in Australia with the compensation recieved!!!

He should also open a company ...and Hire only Australians....Oh did I mention there should be no toilet paper in his company...only water!!

Just Like That said...

Well, like the others, I too am of the opinion that the man has absolute right to his water.
But he has to leave the bathroom clean for others to use after him!!

Mama - Mia said...

ok! i dunno whether to laugh or just get mad!!

where do you find these things??!!

cheers!

abha

How do we know said...

one one hand, i was laughing.. on another.. well, if he did not clean up after himself, and left it dirty for the others, we have a problem... but if thats not the case.. well...

Eve* aka JB said...

hahahahahahaha....bloody brilliant i say. your blog was pure serendipity (no explanations for impure serendipity). fully-delighted.
'dogma'...bwahahaha.