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Beaurocracy stinks!!

September 2nd, 2011 at 03:32 pm

I'm three weeks into my new job. I just got everything I needed (training, approvals, tests, more approvals) to start actually doing everything I need to do. I am super excited about my job. And then today happened... Today, I spent at least a quarter of my time asking permission from our legal office to do anything. It was sooo annoying. I am not even allowed to get an online account with any of our vendors without getting the legal office to look over the "terms of use" and "privacy policy" on their websites. Seriously?! Isn't there some risk vs. cost analysis that should go on here? If things keep going like this, I don't see how I will get anything done. It's not like I'm working for some top secret government lab or something. The frustration just trickles down from me: I have to wait on the lawyer, the person wanting me to do something has to wait on me, and that person's boss and co-workers are waiting on them. The vendor gets caught in this maze as well. Ugh and double ugh! The amount of money being spent on paperwork and contracts, etc. seems crazy!