Thoughts – Shirking Responsibility

I woke up this morning, still not feeling exactly normal nor fine. And the thought of the meeting that I had with the Project Managers yesterday morning, somehow, just made me even more demoralised with the work that I’m doing. Oh yes, I definitely felt like hammering them, not all, just one or two, the usual ones.

To me, whatever that they said, its purely just shirking responsibility.

Is it NOT normal for a Project Manager to check and ensure that all the deliverables are available and valid? Why, then, do they have to push it to their subordinates? Or else, to the PMO? As a PMO, we are only supposed to “audit” selectively, and not for all. WHY then, route it to us, especially when the steps before already ensured that the deliverables are valid?

I’ll tell you why. For one simple reason – shirking responsibility. They just don’t want to be the one answering for it shall the auditors come and audit. And that they fear that their subordinates NEVER do their work properly.

Honestly, I didn’t know about the exact reason for why they kept pushing it to us. My initial thought was just because they are lazy, and don’t want to do this extra step. But now that I think about it, that’s not just one of the reason. The main reason, as one of them (the most irritating one) had brought up – who’s going to answer for it if the auditors were to find a deficiency.

I’m dumbfounded at that question. It NEVER crossed my mind ever before that they needed to push their responsibilities to SUCH extent. I’m rather saddened by the fact. But yet, what can I do. It’s just work, right? And there will always be such people around, isn’t it?

Sometimes I just felt that the world is beyond salvage already.

Maybe, to avoid all these things, I REALLY should come out and do things on my own, rather than work for people. Let’s think about it…

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