You know, I've never really felt like I've been at Yahoo long enough to say things like "This is really stupid. You know, I remember back when..."

Over the last few years, things have been changing. As companies grow and evolve, they develop and enforce processes and procedures--often complex. They do this for a variety of reasons, and we're no exception. So far many of the changes have happened slowly and they often haven't affected me directly.

Something that used to be done in a matter of a day or two has become a drawn out ordeal that can result in weeks of waiting. And, of course, the number of people in the path from point A to point B is a little stupid.

Dumb corporate policies.

Posted by jzawodn at July 02, 2003 08:33 PM

Reader Comments
# Anonymous Worker Drone said:

Shit floats.

Gold stays at the bottom.

on July 3, 2003 04:54 AM
# nf0 said:

Worker Drone, I think i need to adopt your motto.

on July 3, 2003 06:40 AM
# Jason Lotito said:

Jeremy, I asked a while back about a list of ways to keep innovation in a company. You said you would write something up on it, but never did. Not blaming you, I understand you have a life and intend to live it. However, along those same lines, do you have suggestions on how to avoid these corporate policies, or at least, how to lessen them. Are they annoying, but necessary?

on July 3, 2003 07:52 AM
# jr said:

As a company grows, so do the auditors. (unfortunately, Auditors are like love-handles. They tend to show up as you mature, and they're damn near impossible to lose no matter how much you trim down)

on July 3, 2003 08:47 AM
# netron said:

sounds like the accountants are taking over the asylum.

set up your own company Jeremy. MySQL is going from strength to strength - i'm sure they'd need a few independent consultancy companies helping them out in the U.S.

on July 3, 2003 03:30 PM
# Anthony said:

Try working for a bank. It took me 1 month and many meetings to have wget installed on a solaris machine .

"It doesn't come on the cd" was the response. Well - now comes on the Solaris 9 CD idiot.

on July 7, 2003 08:53 AM
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