5 September 2016

Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - September 2016

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A Long Time Between Drinks

What's been putting the sand in my jocks in recent months? Incompetence.

How's that float your boat?! It is everywhere. Every corner you turn, every job you do, every industry you work in. It doesn't matter - they walk amongst us….. Yet the most incompetent individuals who hide behind their own inefficiencies and mistakes complain about the incompetence of others - the ultimate oxymoron! They literally don't see themselves as incompetent and must walk through life dazed and confused!

See where I'm heading here? How do you tell someone (who believes they're awesome) that has diminutive ability, uselessness of an amoeba or mosquito (think about it) and urgency of a sloth that they have no clue? How do you get someone who blames everyone else for their failures and has an excuse for everything to lift their game? I've experienced my fair share in recent months. Is it wrong having to be nice to people that you imagine yourself throwing a brick at? Dilemma.

I've been thinking a lot about this lately. Does it come down to I.Q. deficiency? There are some people who are a drink short of a Happy Meal, and a characteristic about every one of these people is that they don't know it. They're f'ing useless - let's just say they're "fuseless". They have no idea how incompetent or stupid they are! How? Yet their opinion of themselves and their friends (often exhibiting similar traits) is the exact opposite. They have the highest self-image, will tell anyone willing to listen and throw anyone who challenges them under the bus. Is this why they find themselves being promoted? Yet incompetence seems to be so widely rewarded. It's a whole discussion point in itself, but comes down to their innate ability to deflect attention away from their incompetencies, their mistakes onto others. Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves. Right?

These fuseless incompetents then find themselves in management positions FFS! Then they create a hierarchy of like minded individuals to create a force field of protection! What happens next? Every employee tends to rise to their level of incompetence. Nek minnut!

An example is something we recently experienced. Being asked to do something that was clearly not needed! Like when I broke my left arm falling off the monkey bars in Grade 3 at Dernancourt Primary. My left arm visibly needed an x-ray. The best analogy is that these incompetent gits wanted us to x-ray our right arm and both legs as well - just to be sure - then hiding behind a justification that someone else told them it needed to be done! "Don't argue, just do it", was their instruction!

You know, the people who sit behind a management chair without the relevant qualifications or experience and say, "I have no idea how to do your job, but I have a book here that says you're doing it wrong and this is how it should be done"? 

Then you get the mothballs who show no initiative and display classic avoidance by, well, doing nothing at all. I like to call it "Strategic incompetence"! Seems to be the intricate art of avoiding responsibilities by pretending you don't know how to do them.

These fuseless pull throughs also have a hardwired ability to claim the success of an idea - not their own. Have you experienced this? All of your hard work and efforts will somehow come back to their initiative, their suggestion or input, but try telling them they're wrong!   

This rant is about incompetence! If you think the things I say out loud are bad? Apologies. But you should hear the things I keep to myself!


What else has the Bogan been up to? Well, the industry has been a little quiet for us all, so the Bogan's alter ego has opened some franchised & licensed gourmet burger restaurants in Brisbane! Chef inspired burgers! Look us up at Forest Lake and Milton (opening late Oct)! Shameless plug! 

Bogan's Pet Hate: Arrogance & incompetence. Seem to go hand in hand. Get your hand off it flossers! 

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