The gatekeeper requires bribes.

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10 Responses to The gatekeeper requires bribes.

  1. Strayhiker says:

    Also could be retitled as “Never, ever piss off the custodian”

  2. Mike says:

    X=0 Y=0 =C =me

  3. Chaz says:

    C, between A and B: A’s son who does no real work for the company.

  4. Shell says:

    Actually, I would disagree: C(the son or nephew of A) wouldn’t be between A and B, but instead be on the same verticle as A, next to the Y axis.

  5. Chaz says:

    Hm. Depends on whether son/nephew/nepotism-benefactor is getting a paycheck or not. If they are, it’s likely to be higher than A’s assistant’s.

  6. fairy says:

    the assistant level could not too low

  7. Brian says:

    The assistant’s power level should actually be higher than the boss’s. I’m serious. Organizationally, the person who controls access to power actually outranks the power-holder. It’s no good knowing the VP on a first-name basis if the assistant borks every attempt to get a meeting with her.

    The water behind a dam is immensely powerful. But that power is only released upon the terms of the person operating the spillway.

  8. Kelli says:

    Hey Brian, let me know if you’re in need of an exec assistant – I’ve got 18 years of experience keeping back the corporate flood waters. Although, B will need to be more in line with A than graphed above… or international travel and the occassional tennis tournament box seats thrown my way. :)

  9. Cat W. says:

    I think B needs to be farther to the right. The assistant makes the exec’s schedule and actually has more power.

  10. Kits says:

    I am liking it

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