Friday Night Blog  

endowed_4_fun 41M
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8/4/2006 6:14 pm

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Friday Night Blog

So I promised New York stories and I haven't really delivered. I had planned to write extensively on my work experience while there, as it consumed just about all of my time and energy (up to 14 hours a day). But, I've decided that I don't want to get involved in writing about office politics, at least not the details, as the experience is behind me and I don't care to rehash it all that much.

Suffice it to say that I became very frustrated with having more loyalty to the "company" than the higher-ups do. The way to advance within this company, I learned, was not to be a good, trust-worthy, dedicated worker, but rather to party with the bosses. So little value was placed on actual competent work that it shocks me that the company still exists.

The only method of maintaining job security is to attend every company social event. And I had no interest in being around people that I came to affectionately refer to as "jackasses" than was absolutely required to get me through the week. So, I didn't and I'm on the outs, and I'm trying not to let it bother me all that much.

Ok, I'm done venting now.

I will say that the highlight of the week was ( this is me "namedropping" ) meeting Joseph Castanon, who played Adam Sandler's young son in Click. He has to be the most intelligent, personable, yet humble 8-year-old I've ever met.

Addy19742 42F

8/4/2006 6:53 pm

I have not seen Click, but I want too. I am afraid a lot of business politics involves a lot of ass kissing! I guess it just amounts to how much you want to kiss. I hate that too. You know especially with photography the work speaks for itself per say. If it is any consolation, I would rather have a kick ass photographer who doesn't kiss ass rather than a bad one who does.

endowed_4_fun replies on 8/4/2006 10:25 pm:
Maybe I'll just have to find an ass I don't mind kissing...

rm_wetfingeraz 53F
3012 posts
8/4/2006 9:25 pm

Office politics suck and is the reason why I became a massage therapist and opened my own business. Of course, my mortgage company took issue with that and I was forced back into Corporate America, but now my attitude is, "Show up, do my job-no more, no less, collect my pay and free college education, and go home to live my life."

endowed_4_fun replies on 8/4/2006 10:23 pm:
Yeah, sadly, it seems that's what we're all forced to do. Makes the world a much less enjoyable place, though.

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