I love my job, I love my coworkers, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work from home.
The corporate world is finally, after all these years, starting to annoy me. Possibly to the point of no return.
The polished corporate speak that sounds more like a robot than a human. The people who ask questions they already know the answers to just to gain, “visibility”, with those who will determine their future. And I can’t forget the dozens of twenty-somethings who descend upon our company and join the leadership program. While a smart, driven, and diverse group of people, they all look the same to me.
All the same profile pictures taken by a professional, “head shot”, photographer. All wearing suits. All…predictable.
I’ve always had a disdain for, “networking”, but it makes me cringe even more now. Networking to me has and always will be organic. Not forced or planned but natural. Meeting people in and out of work who interest me, lift me up and make me feel good. As morbid as it may sound, I’ve probably got at most 30 more years on this planet and I don’t intend on spending a minute of it with someone I don’t like.
I’ve come a long way from where I was twenty years ago and I did it without any of the above. I’m kind of proud of that. So as I get closer and closer to retirement, barring any major health issues or long-term unemployment, I plan to continue down the same path: Authentic, unpolished, and myself.
Have a great Monday,