Hell’s Demons – The Brat
The Brat is probably one of the most commonly known and frequently encountered demons. Indeed some organisations (like my own) are staffed almost entirely by brats. Where the ration of Brats to non-brats exceeds two to one, you know you are either working in a consultancy, an advertising agency or a crèche.
But spare a thought for the Brat, they weren’t created that way, the evolved all thanks to the organisation. Probably considered at one time the “talent” within the organisation they threw their toys out of the pram once only to find that the nurse maid came, picked them up put them back in the pram and gave them a lollipop to boot. Now anyone with kids will know the power of conditioning. And of course the next thing the Brat did….was to throw the toys out of the pram again.
One of the problems for an organisation with many Brats is trying to make sure that you are not knocked out by the deluge of toys. And HR we sit on the sidelines like an unthumbed copy of Gina Ford, begging for the lollipop supply to end. But just like the mother with the child sprawled out on the floor in the supermarket, red in the face from screaming and wailing old habits die-hard. And unfortunately, so do Brats.