Abdi was the official historian of the court of Sultan Mehmet IV of the Ottoman Empire from 1648-87. He was charged by the Sultan to write in extreme detail all of the proceedings of the court every day and to compile these writing into a book of history. One evening Sultan Mehmet called Abdi to him and asked. “What hast thou written this day?” Abdi replied that since it had been a dull day and nothing important had happened, that he had decided not to write anything for this day. Sultan Mehmet instantly seized a spear nearby and hurled it at the historian wounding him severely. The Sultan stood over him and said, “Now thou hast something to write about.” Now, THAT is hands-on management.
Your whole "I dress like an office drone and act respectable and then sit on forum where we discuss urethra fucking and public torture" bit still creeps me out. I bet it would creep out your co-workers even more.
I have had the good fortune to work with an office manager who, when times are good, is very generous and fun to be around. However, when times are bad, he motivates those around him by belittling them, micromanaging their every move, creating a horrendous working environment. When times get tough, I think you get a chance to see people's real character. I respond better to positive reinforcement than negative motivation.
Maybe this is why I am changing my working environment by changing jobs. You think I am going to take that shit!
" Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background of countless minor scenes and interiors, (not the official surface courteousness of the Generals, not the few great battles) of the Secession war; and it is best they should notï¿½the real war will never get in the books." ~ Walt Whitman