Hierarchy is a much disrespected concept in this PC world. Yet ethical hierarchy is the natural order of things, the bedrock of human interaction and should be glorified.
Tracey at Resilianz has just posted an excellent piece entitled “Hierarchical respect”.
To Tracey, respect runs both ways on the hierarchical ladder, rather than up only, as many of us have been led to believe.
Tracey points to the high pressure world of professional cookery, to illustrate how hierarchy promotes respect in both directions.
No-one can deny the success many chefs enjoy, and the tremendous job satisfaction most of them appear to have on a daily basis. Yet it is one of the most un-PC jobs around these days. The scenes we see from movies of the screaming head chef, the apprentice working 14 hours days without a break – they are not fake, that is the chef world. Most other professions would never tolerate this behavior or work conditions yet these guys do and with it comes respect – for themselves, for their peers, superiors and underlings.
Golly gosh – how in today’s PC environment does that happen? Respect and admiration in a hierarchical system – no affirmative action, no strikes for better pay or working conditions (actually I have never heard of a chef going on strike). Could the culinary world actually be onto something? The Politically Correct automatons wouldn’t want you to think so.
Check it outthe whole post here