This post from Seth Godin ticks me off. Well, not so much the post, but the idea of people acting like that.
If a person acting like a machine can do the job, then that person ought to be replaced with a machine. If a machine can't do the job, then maybe the person isn't doing their job well and should be replaced by someone who doesn't see themselves as a machine.
I decided to make a sign (click to enlarge):