My friend's often ask me if I am still happy I left the corporate world and if enjoy my new "starving artist" lifestyle. Well, not so much the starving part, (and there is some of that) but, sure, Absolutely! I have a shitty, awful patchy beard, don't have to wear a suit anymore and, most importantly, no more corporate mumbo-jumbo and malarkey.
Now I am one that usually take a little mumbo-jumbo and malarkey in small doses. That being said, when you must go to some diversity training that you know is being conducted by an outright racist. Or even better, a sexual harassment class done by a woman that is sleeping with half the men in the room; It's just too much! What a man has to put up with to make a living these days!
One of my favorite line of malarkey that was propagated by the corporate lackeys' was this since of ownership line they would hoist upon us. Oh yeah! I love that one. Some corporate goon would come up to me and say, "Matt, you are doing great, but you need more a since of ownership."
"Excuse me," I would say.
"Yeah, you need to take charge, have a since of ownership around here." "Act as is if you own it."
"Oh, I understand, but there is only one problem. I don't own shit around here!"
That's right! I don't own shit around there, and I'm not about to act like I do! Unless they act like I am the owner. And that entails me being able to leave whenever I choose, play golf on Monday's and not go stupid meeting's that they make me go to. As a matter of fact, if I was the owner, I would fire the jackass that came to me about acting like the owner! You're fired!
As with all things corporate, and, insane. You either deal with it, or move on. I choose to move on. Now excuse me, I have to go try and scrounge up some food from a dumpster or something.