In America we call it “middle management.”
It’s a big clump of human laborers who have been promoted to a salaried position with no real power to make executive decisions. They are a little higher than the ground forces, but not worthy to take the boots off the general.
They are also usually very obnoxious.
Because privately, these middle management “barons” are aware that they are powerless and somewhat insignificant, so they choose to usurp great authority over the ones they consider to be “lesser.”
You can always identify them because they tout their status:
- Assistant Manager
- Junior Vice President
- Floor Director
- Second in Command
- Project Manager
- Chief Inspector
- Shift Representative
- Deputy Director
They have titles which have no real definition–only letters which fill space.
Because they no longer want to be common laborers but do not have the passion to be uncommon laborers and ascend to true management, they establish turf which they are willing to guard with their very life blood.
They are barons.
And they are barren of thought, they are barren of authority and often they are barren … of any future in the company.
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