"For me it is simple, i slowly descent into madness, while trying to change it. I also try to spin it in a way that it is just another challenge. If i can manage to get things done in such bureaucratic mess, i will be able to move mountains.
"If you don't believe in the mission or the plan, the workable options are to change it, swim against it, or go elsewhere. Or, like some have said, you can simply suffer it ... though I don't find that a terribly palatable…"
"Commiserating tends to make things worse, not better. Probably better to avoid those people like the plague. Better yet if the place were functional enough to fire them. Too many businesses are held hostage by talented employees…"
"Sometimes learning the why something is done helps. Assuming the answer is not because we always did it this way.
Remembering to put it in its place, you are not the work you do.
Taking a walk when you are frazzled.
Switching topics for…"
"I would never do it as I personally consider it vain and therefore unmanly.
I would, in good nature, give a friend shit for it. Because that is what friends are for.
I would not however hold it against someones character.
But full disclosure.…"
"I try to keep in mind my place. As a contractor or as an employee, I try to remind myself that I'm a screwdriver in their drawer that they've paid for - and that they would really rather not even have to have the screwdriver. So my role…"