Monday, August 28, 2006
Who is most likely to steal? CEO's
On the first post: "In the book 'Freakonomics' there is a study about a man who used to drop off muffin baskets with a box to put a dollar in for each muffin that was taken. He kept very precise statistics for years in different white-collar offices about where he put the basket, how much money went in and so forth. The results are basically that the lower down in the office rank someone is, the less likely they are to steal and the higher up, the more theft occurs with CEOs and other top-floor executives being by far the worst. They put it down to a sense of entitlement in the execs and the invisibility of the crime relative to stealing from a muffin shop amongst other reasons."
Another post: "there's a correlation between how much someone gets paid and how unlikely he is to return work items like phones, laptops and calculators upon quitting or retirement. (Note that I said correlation and not reverse correlation.) My theory is that scruples will hinder people's career advancement, and the more unscrupulous you are, the higher you'll go."
It reminds me of when I worked at the restaurants in college, and noticed that the dishwasher and the cooks worked the hardest, followed by waitstaff and then management. And naturally, the pay was inversely correlative. I found it odd then, and am wondering if I'm able to parse it any better now.
music: Teenage Riot, and Silver Rocket, by Sonic Youth
colors: grey, green, purple
chant/prayer/mantra: think "single-spirit theory"
this is kind of a variant off of a thing i call the single-particle theory, where there is a single particle/wave in the whole universe, and it basically weaves in and out of our n-dimensional space-time immersed in a space of at least n+1 dimensions. except, considering the ideas of process thought - where life is made up of events - perhaps those events are all woven into a universal wave by a single spirit one dimension beyond, and we're riding it. [shrug]