Sunday, March 19, 2006

Goldilox And The Three Moles

I work in a highly paranoid work environment. Every move made by Anita is carefully dissected, analyzed, re-analyzed, and scrutinized by the temps to the 9th degree. The simple occurrence of Anita being out for the day can generate hours worth of wild speculation and rumor-mongering. {Tom the Temp understands this phenomena. When you mislead people with regards to project duration/conditions, etc., this is the kind of work environment that you generate.}

The most recent rumor to pop up amongst the temps is that the worksite is loaded with moles. {A mole is a temporary attorney who secretly agrees to collect intelligence on his/her fellow co-workers in exchange for a higher pay rate. People are currently speculating that the "mole bounty" has recently increased due to the fact that the agencies/firms are so desperate to catch Tom the Temp.}

Who do people suspect are the moles? Well, for starters, we have Goldilox and the Bungling Bear. The two of them sit together all day, and they hardly speak to anyone. They are constantly whispering to one another and have been known to spend long periods of time sealed within Anita's glass-encased cubicle. Recently, it is alleged, they brought in "Mother Jones," their co-hort, who sits on the other side of the room. "Mother Jones" is rumored to have a special pad where she writes down all the intelligence that she has gathered on her cigarette breaks.

That leaves three moles. Well, what about the fourth? Who could it be? Could it be you? Could it be me? Could it be Tom the Temp? The paranoia goes on.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every project is loaded with moles (its a fact of life).

Anonymous said...

HA! We have you now!

Anonymous said...

Where can I sign up to become a mole?

Anonymous said...

"Where can I sign up to become a mole?"

and this is why collectivization of temporary attorneys will never work...

Anonymous said...

tell-tale sign of a mole: He/she saunters in later than everyone and yet his/her tardiness does not even seem to tussle the hair of the "Anita" on these projects. the fact that he/she caters to the micromanaging obsessive compulsive behavior of the Anita by calling and advising that yes, he will be late again, is enough to keep her at bay.....hmmmmmmm?????

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Tom the Temp! Expose these low-lifes. This is a risk for you. But now the agency will have to look for more moles. Maybe everyone on the project could become a mole and then we raise the temp pay rate!

Why don't the agencies just make the project better if they can't stand criticism?

Anonymous said...

one of them could be a double agent

Anonymous said...

you mean a real mole acting as a Tom the Temp mole? how funny.

Anonymous said...

or a Tom the Temp mole acting as a real mole! Arghh!!!

Anonymous said...

Well we all know who these three moles are...how can they even show their faces when everyone knows they are traitors? Doesn't remaining on the project after being exposed defeat the purpose of being a mole?

The atmosphere on this project is spiraling out of control.

Anonymous said...

Yes, moles do exist. Do not let them take your picture with any kind of digital photographic device.

Anonymous said...

This is a very funny post I have to admit TTT. I like your charcterization of what they do as "intelligence gathering." Perhaps, they should go work in Iraq.

Evan The Evanescent said...

As you fault Anita and Co. with the current paranoid daily state of affairs, one would fault the existence of TTT as the source of executive paranoia that has created a need for a mole. Quid pro quo?

Anonymous said...

The site has been up and down for most of the day.

Anonymous said...

it must be under attack.

Anonymous said...

yeah - I thought the site was over. Gladly it's not. But someone seems to be trying pretty hard.

Anonymous said...

its funny how the site went down after "evan the evanescent" posted.

Anonymous said...

Besides Goldilox and the Bungling Bear, do you guys also have with you on your project someone who looks like a Neanderthal and a tall guy who gets up out of his seat to offer imput on any and all topics?

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