Thursday, November 13, 2014

Herding Cats

Herding Cats is indeed a strange occupation. I know this because I have had to participate in the herding.

I had to hire people to do a yard purge. This means you let a large group of people loose in the yard to find vehicles with issues and repair them. Let us say 1000 vehicles.

These people are people who for whatever reason do not have full time or sometimes even part time jobs. Because working for a sort company is an on call position. You can work up to say the top 3 to 5 people in the sort crew, but sometimes that is how big the pond is.

When I need to go into the yard you sometimes need 15 to 30 people. Just the experience of getting them all peed and into position to be trained is like stabbing your foot multiple times with a really dull screwdriver. And I swear to all that is holy, an hour later you need to send a recon team to find these people. They are all over the map.

And I can't get angry, for some of these people it may be the only job they get in a week or a month and I know they come from the local soup kitchen or homeless shelter, but WTF.

These are the people fixing the vehicles. And I am paying 30 dollars an hour per head for this shit.

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