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FAQ

Author: Admin | Files under

How do I contact you?
Click the “contact” button at the top.

I’m offended by something you wrote! How dare you?!
Are you really offended? Or have you actually just had your eyes opened and are masking your shame as anger?

How do you come up with such great, and often hilarious article ideas?

Mostly just by observing people in the coporate world. I just write about things and people that annoy me.

Your “How to Retire With at Least $1 Million” article was great! Will you be writing any more articles like that?
I’m glad you liked it. Yes, there will be more articles like that in the future. Check this site often because I upload new content frequently.

Why do you hate the corporate world so much?
I’m glad you asked! It’s because the corporate world is full of self-important assholes who sound like idiots when they speak elaborate yet empty sentences full of corporate buzzwords, who cheerlead their company’s motto 24/7 thinking it will boost management’s “perception” of them thus maybe landing them a whopping 2% raise this year, and who are so brainwashed that they think it’s perfectly acceptable to work 20 or 30 hours per week of unpaid overtime, every week, if it’s for the benefit of the company.

It’s also because of managers who give poor performance reviews, citing infractions such as “not going to happy hour” and “not asking enough questions in meetings” as evidence of “not being a team player.”

Being in that environment brings me down. There’s no motivation to do anything other than not get fired. There’s no direct reward for efficiency (other than being given more work). If you implement new procedures to reduce process time by 20%, or automate a process to save 15 man hours per week, or modify code to make some process more efficient, the company obviously benefits, but you don’t. There’s no reward, no bonus, no time off (without penalty). You’re just given more work.

I’d rather live my own life than be a corporate slave. After work, I want to go to the gym and then go home and relax or spend time on my personal projects and hobbies. I don’t want to be forced into spending more time at work or be penalized for not going to happy hour with co-workers and wasting two or three hours listening to them complain about how much they hate their lives, their spouses, and their bodies while they drink away their woes.

7 responses. Wanna say something?

  1. Quomist
    Aug 24, 2009 at 12:09:22
    #1

    Wow. I typed in what I felt in Google and this page pops up.

    I’ve been actively working on changing this and will have a way out March ’10. Stay tuned for more updates.

  2. Tony
    Apr 9, 2010 at 09:04:06
    #2

    Good website and true!

  3. Cubicle Girl
    Apr 22, 2010 at 10:31:31
    #3

    I am totally addicted to your site. Every article is so true and absolutely hilarious. You have made my corporate life just a little bit more tolerable.

  4. bob
    Dec 21, 2010 at 18:14:03
    #4

    so true it aint funny, I hate the buzz words that they use and the meeting oh god someone save me from those meetings.

  5. Jack
    Jun 8, 2011 at 00:53:41
    #5

    What would I say…. you just mirror my thoughts…. Am glad am not alone in the corporate world suffering…!! (Sorry no offence meant).. But truly… it SUCKS…!! Hoping to draw some strength from here to tolerate it… Or may be find some way to get out of it…

  6. Mike
    Aug 10, 2012 at 18:03:37
    #6

    Six Sigma and LEAN. What a bunch of BS,. We spend countless $$ on painting the floor around worn out machines that we can’t stock parts for because that is to much MRO inventory or we shut lines down because just in time didn’t quite show up on the truck. Lean = Leave Employees Absolutly Nothing.

  7. Caraboo in Corporate America
    Feb 28, 2014 at 21:36:52
    #7

    This is so on point, I can’t believe SOMEONE/OTHERS out there feel the same way. I’m grateful to have a job but I feel like there’s gotta be a better way. I don’t want to be selfish, hateful, phoney, ignorant, stupid and dumb but think I’m god’s gift to get a check! Life is too short. I’m 48 years old and I feel stuck. Do I start over at ANOTHER CORPORATE JOB or Do I just start over totally?

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