"It's About Job Protection"

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When Richard Price describes the chain of command, and responsibility, that starts at the cop leaning over the dead body on the street and goes all the way up to the Mayor, he says, “it’s about job protection. The higher up you go, the more your job is not about the job you are supposed to do. Your job is about helping your boss look good, and your underling’s job is about helping you look good.”

While Price here is describing the dynamics of a high profile murder investigation in New York City, his outline of the systematic structure of work life in general may sound uncomfortably familiar.

What do you think?