Team Loser

I nicknamed our product line Team Loser. My sense of humor is pretty grim most of the time and with the way things have been going around here lately I’m really a generator of negativity. Some would probably say I was already an instigator of hatred but now I’m in overdrive. This has been a way for me to kind of ease the pain of having to work with Potatohead and The Factor. Morale across the line is extremely low right now. Especially after what happened yesterday.

Over the past few days the Team Loser thing has spread like wildfire. Everybody is referring to our instrument line as Team Loser now. Some of the guys have been high-fiving each other while shouting “Team Loser, Yeah!” and laughing. One of our test technicians has been talking about making some custom t-shirts that would have Bill and Dave’s company logo, our instrument model number, and the words Team Loser in bold across the chest. Nice. Someone else suggested it would be cool to have a sign hanging from the ceiling over our assembly area that would say Team Loser on it. I don’t see why we couldn’t do the sign action, one group in another building has a sign over their area that says “Nerdville”. We should be able to get away with having a goofy sign too.

Potatohead caught wind of the Team Loser nickname and he’s been walking around the line jokingly announcing “We’re not losers! We’re winners!” He’s so lame. The reaction he’s been getting from our people has been one of quiet indifference. None of us want him hovering over our shoulders trying to be a positive motivational figure. Coming from him it’s stupid. Out of frustration Potatohead pulled us all into a hasty meeting on the line yesterday and made a stern announcement. He said to everyone, “I am tired of hearing this Team Loser defeatist attitude. If it keeps up, I’m going to write you guys up for it. If it continues I will fire people.” Wow. I guess this is like telling us “The beatings will continue until morale improves.”

Way to go, asshole.

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~ by factorypeasant on September 24, 2005.

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