Another sock puppet video by Lauren Fincham!
Not long ago, in a corporate puppet park not far away, a large company began an ill-conceived software project.
Inefficient, incompatible, and complicated it was -- unwanted by those who would use it.
Despite empty words of work/life balance, diversity seminars, and "we're a team" -- the company demanded unrealistic deadlines, project scope creep, and even more productivity from its overworked puppet population.
The dedicated people-of-fabric sacrificed family and life for long hours, nights, and weekends --
-- and their reward?
Not a bonus.
Nor additional time off.
Or even new eye buttons.
Instead, a gift at their desks one morning:
A blue rubber ball and a certificate of gratitude: "Please enjoy this stress ball."
It's good to be appreciated.
Within six months, they were laid off anyway.
Written by Lauren Fincham
Vocals & Acoustic Guitars:
Bar Crowd and Beer Mugs:
Everybody who was there
Lauren Fincham and Roy Peak
Roy Peak at Radical Recording Studio
Eric Conn and Don Cobb at
Roy Peak: Sock Puppet Herder
Special thanks to Gary Wood for behind the scenes sarcasm