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Old 10-08-09, 04:57 PM
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Who moved my cheese?

Who moved my cheese?

Our program director wants us to read this book before the statewide science in motion meeting. What's it about?
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It means you should not complain when they lay you off.
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Whatever it is about. It has to be better than Who cut the cheese.
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Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
It means you should not complain when they lay you off.

I lasted a couple of months after the new boss had us read it. I guess it means different things to different people, but to me it pretty much said change to do things my way or your ass is gone.

I found my cheese.... at a different company.

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Old 10-08-09, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by dragracer View Post
I lasted a couple of months after the new boss had us read it. I guess it means different things to different people, but to me it pretty much said change to do things my way or your ass is gone.

I found my cheese.... at a different company.
+1 to this. I am constantly amazed at the ability of the inept to mis-characterize things like this in the workplace under the guise of "helping you to succeed."
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Old 10-08-09, 07:27 PM
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If you're the bury-your-head-in-your-work type, then it's worthwhile to read. It says to pick your head up and look around once in a while, because you are probably becoming irrelevant.
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The principal at the school where I work showed a film to faculty based on that. Basic message is "Be able to adapt or die." Lots of the older teachers, and some not so old, are now gone. They couldn't figure out who moved their cheese. The principal remains. Sigh.
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Old 10-08-09, 08:06 PM
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I have no idea who moved my Beaufort from Whole Foods to their place. It was MINE! Why did they have to buy the rest of the stash before I could get to it?
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Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
It means you should not complain when they lay you off.
+1000000000000

Our company gave out the books and made us watch a film version of it years ago when we "merged" (e.g. bought out) by another company.


It's basically a big analogy to have a positive attitude when your world crumbles around you.
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Old 10-08-09, 10:44 PM
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It's one of the lamest allegories ever put into print. I question the sanity and/or motivations of anyone who speaks highly of it.



Sally, Dick & Jane books were far more engrossing, and didn't insult the intelligence as much.
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
It's one of the lamest allegories ever put into print. I question the sanity and/or motivations of anyone who speaks highly of it. Sally, Dick & Jane books were far more engrossing, and didn't insult the intelligence as much.
+100000000000 to that too.
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Old 10-09-09, 12:16 AM
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It's pretty much about adjusting to change and frustration at work.

What I didn't like about it is that it used mice (hard little workers, dime-a-dozen, simple minded, often snake food) as representation of the personality types.

It was very insulting for the way it was laid out, akin to a child's book. You can almost hear the librarian in the children's section reading it to you in her lively expression filled voice while wearing her silly little cheese hat.
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Old 10-09-09, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
+1000000000000

Our company gave out the books and made us watch a film version of it years ago when we "merged" (e.g. bought out) by another company.


It's basically a big analogy to have a positive attitude when your world crumbles around you.


That book went around Mobil Chemical-Plastics Division about a year before our Division was sold and we all took buyouts as the new company moved portions of the Division to Chicago. Thought I'd be retiring from there. Oh well.
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