Tuesday, June 21, 2005

bureaucratic colonialism

We still haven’t moved to a different building. Someone said that our classrooms (there are two of them) have been earmarked for offices to be used by GECOL big cheeses. Management here mark their status through foolishly oversized desks and offices.

One peers at this as through a glass darkly, but it seems that there are constant power struggles within GECOL, wee empires coming and going, and that’s why the English teachers get shifted around.

If we’ve got good facilities, then some apparatchik from the Training Department is winning the Office Wars. If not, then some other department is in the ascendant. Judging by most of our classroom accommodation during the fifteen months I’ve been out here, the Training Department has the military success record of Belgium.