Previously I have shared the story about How I choose my education. And once I had my Electrical Engineering degree, I choose a career within the Wind Power business.
I would love to say that it was a totally conscious decision because I care about the environment. And while I do, I was rather happy with any company accepted me as their employee… because you know, gotta pay the rent.
While the environmental element would be mentioned in slick management presentations, none of that would be noticed in the day to day activities. Because let’s be honest here, in the end it is a commercial business, so money is always the main focus.
I noticed the trend of clients choosing shorter maintenance packages. When I started, most customers would happily choose a 20 year collaboration, but almost overnight that was reduced to 5 or even 2 year contacts. The company’s response? Sell spare parts for insanely high price. And all of that was hidden in deliberately vague contracts.
And that deliberately vague language would used in safety documents, to my utter annoyance since I dealt a lot with those. They are always so horribly generic and are more a “cover my ass” for the company, rather than give the information the employees actually need.
And in the end, the regular employees have to juggle all of these aspects on a horrible IT system. Lucky us, eh 😉
Again, Which ccharacter I’d your favourite?