Being a weasel is advantageous in the office where I work. If you are weasel then you will expect less work for the same salary as your hardworking office mates. The bosses will even avoid you because of you being a weasel.
But what is a weasel? No, it is not a slender and short-legged animal belonging to genus Mustela. An office weasel is a person who perfected the art of not doing any work yet avoid getting fired. The best example of a weasel is Wally in the Dilbert comics.
Unfortunately, the place where I work is full of weasels and the taxpayers are wasting their money paying them.
An incident last week accidentally pressed my "anger button." Our office is having an "activity" that is hated by most of the people in our office. Because no one is volunteering, a boss started drafting people who will do the "activity." I am one of the employees drafted and I am concerned by the fact that I, together with some of my office mates, are always picked to do the "activity." We raised the issue to the boss and asked him why don't he get some people from a certain department in our office who are not yet picked to do the "activity." His only reply was that the people may say that it is "unfair."
Unfair? How can it be unfair for them? They are not yet picked up to do the "activity" and they have the balls to say "foul?" Currently, those people in that certain department are doing nothing because their projects are on hold because their equipments are not working.
What came to my mind is that the people in that department are hostile to the bosses. It seems like the bosses prefer avoiding them instead of dealing with them.
Seems like that the boss is teaching us to be weasels too so that we can avoid any unwanted work.