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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Dining Halls, Toilets, and Corporate Casteism

Whenever I see two dining halls in any office I wonder why there is a need for two dining halls – one for lower mortals and the other for directors, presidents, and vice-presidents. And I completely lose my sense when I see separate toilets for managers and other staff. Really confusing! Isn’t it corporate casteism?

Why this bias? Why cannot all eat in one dining hall? Why this boundary? Or is it the myth of power lunch? Whatever it is I don’t care because this sounds dumb to me. Just imagine how many opportunities these hot shot guys are missing by not breaking bread with the ordinary mortals – the life and blood of any organization. They already lead a secluded life in their corner office away from the grim and dirt of the battle front. And now they are forsaking golden opportunities to be in touch with the corporate infantry by deciding to break bread in yet another corner dining hall. Breaking bread and mingling with the ordinary mortals of their organization would have meant opportunity to know more about the people who work for them. It would have given them some great insights on how employees are feeling, what gossip is the flavour of the week, what are the problems of their people, and how to motivate and engage the people more. Sadly, very few top executives break the bread with their people in one common dining hall.

And if this is not enough, some organizations practice corporate casteism to the extreme by having separate toilets for managers/ top executives and another one for rest of the lowly mortals in the organization. I don’t understand why it has to be so. Or is it that they are promoting the concept of power pissing!!

Things can become pretty bizarre in corporate world. Really!

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Comments on "Dining Halls, Toilets, and Corporate Casteism"

 

Blogger Ajit Chouhan said ... (11:32 PM) : 

Give your self a break dude now ;-0 atleast when u r in the loo and and having your food :-)

 

Anonymous Anurag said ... (10:33 PM) : 

Very well said Mayank. Same is the condition in all Govt. Offices. They may ensure the hygeine and cleanliness in all the places, if they dine with the staff, i.e., the lesser mortals and use any toilet in the premises.

 

Anonymous neemhakeem said ... (2:41 AM) : 

heheh!this one's too good!!:)
and thank god u wrote something simpler for a change!!

 

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