|This series is inspired by the "Words From|
Unity" public service announcements
that ran on television (particularly in
Kansas City) in the 1970's and 80's.
"I just feel we're falling into a rut," this supervisor commented one time.
This was a station that had a monstrous lead over its weak one-station competition and continued to consistently kick tail. Rut, my butt.
True ruts in business are brainless complacency nurtured by laissez-faire leadership. People show up and collect a check but do little except occupy mass. I've never worked in a business that tolerated that, either inside of television or out.
"Well, yeah," one might scoff. "You've never worked for the government!"