I just got clowned again today, this time in corporate America. What...is this disrespect Noah Month or something? Anyway, this is a clowning of a different kind. We were having major problems with the production payroll system. One of the computer programs was failing which created the potential that some 30,000 employees nationwide would not be paid. So, all the systems analyst and developers had gathered to brainstorm and we all through our analysis and recommendations for a resolution into the mix. Well...whenever one presented their ideas, except me, everyone was on board suggesting that was a good angle and strategy to pursue. However when I interjected with my unique idea.... the room went quiet and no one said anything...then proceeded to delegating task based upon the ideas of the others. WTF...they just totally clowned my input.... maybe because I was not an expert on that particular system...but many others whose idea was given merit were not either. Well, through the process of elimination all their ideas failed at which point they entertained the idea that I introduced hours earlier. Guess whose idea worked and fixed the problem allowing everyone to go home?
This is a clowning of a different nature, but still is rooted in a fundamental disrespect. I deal with this all the time. A lot of folks go out of their way to SOUND like they know what they hell they are talking about to impress and the managers who really don't have a clue eat it up and just assume they do. Me....I don't try to impress anyone.