Adapting to Soviet Practices

The new chief administrator told that we have to “centralize department budgets.” Nobody knows what it means and how it’s supposed to be done.

Fortunately, people are learning to adapt to these Soviet practices. Today I’ve had a meeting with the accounting department. They told us how we’ll centralize. Two lines in the budget will swap places. And the spreadsheets will be uploaded to a different folder. The meeting lasted exactly 3,5 minutes, which shows that we are finally learning to take the piss at the moronic mandates of our dear Soviet leaders our administrators.

7 thoughts on “Adapting to Soviet Practices

    1. We are collectively trying to sabotage this plan by sending paper requests for every little thing we want to buy. I just filed paperwork for a $18 cleaning job in one of my offices. Let the bastard drown in paperwork.

      And it’s working. He already took down the “centralization” reqs for hiring lecturers and GAs because we drowned him in paperwork.

      Stalin started the centralization process in the USSR after spending the better part of a decade working 20-hour days to place loyal people in a million bureaucratic positions. He managed to displace every competitor by being willing to work like a serf while they preferred to blab about equality and the world revolution. They laughed and called him “ass of steel” (play on words on his party nickname). And then he murdered them all.

      An ass of steel always wins.


  1. Actually on topic (given the words ‘soviet’ and ‘centralization’) Galeev has a great thread on moscow and how the hyper-centralization of the USSR (and later putinite russia) and the need to keep moscow afloat (no easy task) has had (and continues to have) horrible effects on the rest of the country….

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    1. Just the other day my mother was telling N about how she used to take those trains to Moscow to buy some food or clothes. He grew up in the Moscow area and had no idea that the food he considered a normal staple was a rare delicacy for the rest of the Soviet people.


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