(noun) - the action or systems necessary
to compensate for a work environment in which authority
to resolve a problem is chronically
pushed up to the apex of an organization and accountability for having the problem solved
is pushed down to the organization's lowest-ranking members.Turd
pumping, which is the verb form, is normally encouraged by punishing the subordinate
worker for the non-compliance of his superiors.
shit only flows downhill, anybody trying to make shit flow
uphill must be using a pump.
Example 1: In a restaurant, the servers are made responsible for customer
satisfaction but are denied the authority to order the kitchen
to reheat cold food. One turd-pump
method is to ask the waitress who is sleeping with the manager to take
the food back
to the kitchen
Use in sentence: Janet can turd pump that
through the kitchen
for you because the chef knows that
in her pantry.
Example 2 (use in sentence): Subordinate worker "begging for review" of document that
subordinate worker is not allowed to file or submit to clients until the documents are reviewed by a superior, where the subordinate will be punished if results are not timely.
Use in sentence: The reason that
Liu can't the client's assignment out on time is that
you need a 3-phase turd pump
to get the partners to sign anything this week.