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Sick Systems

2010-06-16 15:14:11.802006+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Issendai's Superhero Training Journal: How to keep someone with you forever:

So you want to keep your lover or your employee close. Bound to you, even. You have a few options. You could be the best lover they've ever had, kind, charming, thoughtful, competent, witty, and a tiger in bed. You could be the best workplace they've ever had, with challenging work, rewards for talent, initiative, and professional development, an excellent work/life balance, and good pay. But both of those options demand a lot from you. Besides, your lover (or employee) will stay only as long as she wants to under those systems, and you want to keep her even when she doesn't want to stay. How do you pin her to your side, irrevocably, permanently, and perfectly legally?

You create a sick system.

Via MeFi.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-17 10:05:06.882435+00 by: DaveP

It's kinda funny. I read that yesterday morning, and then yesterday afternoon got asked to interview someone for an opening, and read the requirements which immediately talked up our "dynamic working environment."

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-18 02:15:07.044205+00 by: meuon

That was a hard read for me, and I need to do it again tomorrow, asking myself hard questions. I've been both the exploiter and the exploited of such "sick systems" in the past and need to make sure I have the balance in current relationships that I want. Such thoughts include the delusions you create internally, rationalizing your own motivations and actions to yourself.