The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 March 2004

Speeding along at Mock 2

Back in the Jurassic period, when I was working for an Evil Utility which shall not be named here, somebody in a suit came up with a policy to regulate trips to the toilet. Being the paperwork person, I duly designed a sign-out sheet for travelers, to which you were to affix your name, employee number, time in and time out, and circle #1 or #2 as appropriate.

The policy was abandoned shortly afterwards.

I don't do this sort of thing now, mostly because if there's anything (besides paper and time) wasted around here, it's subtlety. But I'm always happy to see someone following the same inspired path.

Posted at 11:18 AM to Dyssynergy


My wee wifey worked in a contract word-processing shop, back before word processors had video montors. At one point the company decided to tack how much time was spent on production, how much on overhead, and how much was wasted. Everyone was issued job tracking cards on which to record such data. Herself got in big trouble for including the time she spent actually filling out said cards.

Posted by: triticale at 7:14 PM on 10 March 2004