By the Modern Hussy
The First time it happened in girl scouts.
We wanted funner events, competent leaders, more time with boys, and we wanted to stop being bored.
A group of unhappy angry Tweens is terrifying – clearly our numbers would score us what we wanted. We schemed and planned and decided to take a stand! When the time came I went in guns blazing and expressed my dissatisfaction with this extracurricular activity – and soon discovered I was alone.
Everyone else chickened out. I was deep in trouble for telling off the snooty (incompetent) leaders.
Because this is what happens.
Who’s coming with me you ask and look behind to find yourself completely alone and screwed.
Fast-forward several years to a few weeks ago… If you’ve been reading this blog, you know the snarky comments I post about work… You know I never really felt I fit in, and I kept watching other people get the fun projects while I mostly got in trouble and was, once again bored and unhappy. The whole team felt the same.
I decided that I couldn’t take it anymore, and went to talk to the boss about my concerns. He listened seemingly sympathetically and then told me that I should probably start looking for a job that lines up better with my personal goals… When I came out of the meeting, the other team members got called in to be asked whether they are also dissatisfied… They assured the boss that everything is super.
Me and my big mouth, once again, alone.
Am I surprised? Nope!
I know that people in the corporate world only care about their own ass. Me failing is an opportunity for them to feast on my carcass like the vultures they are and then scavenge my computer for parts.
Is that ever gonna stop me? Nope.
The truth is I won’t sit quiet and save my own ass while putting up with crap.
What am I gonna do? Give up and steal office supplies as a form of silent passive aggressive rebellion?
No fucking way.
Cuz damn the man and save the empire.
And if I need to go work at starbies before another amazing opportunity arises I will. Cuz I know what I am worth and getting screamed at by someone who doesn’t know the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ is not an option for me.
P.S. and in case you were wondering, after I got kicked out of girl scouts, I joined another group and it was the best!