1. There is no process so simple that cannot be frakked up beyond all reason or logic.
2. Being busy and being productive are two distinct ideals that are often at cross-purposes with each other.
3. Meetings exist to delay and confuse. Also to stroke the ego of the organizer of the meeting.
4. Ignoring a problem until it goes away is a valid problem solving method.
5. If you wait until all vested interests agree to a change in procedure or policy, everyone will have forgotten why the change was necessary in the first place.
6. Simple questions generate complex answers. Complex questions result in simplistic answers.
7. You can have responsibility without authority. Otherwise known as hell on earth.
8. What you want to do, what you need to do, and what you have to do are rarely the same thing. (See maxim #2)
9. At the end of the day, it's just a paycheck. Go home, hug your family and have fun with friends.