Eight hours on airplanes and four hours in airports left me smelling very rank when I finally got home. What little I did for NNWM was in longhand. If I can decipher my own handwriting, and
find a nice, three-hour block of time this weekend, I want to write about organizational hijinks in the area of how compensation is determined.
At a previous company, the annual review system was referred to as “job-leveling,” with the implication of the benevolent use of the word “level,” e.g. “equality” or “fairness.” Upon hearing how the process was implemented, most of us felt the actual definition of “level” used was “raze.”
Concurrent with leveling are elaborate mechanisms to “objectively” come up with The Number. Like airport security, these schemes appear, to the external observer, complex. However, when examined closely, make no sense. I would guess the answer is the same as “Why I need to have my wool sweater X-rayed in airport security?”