Monday, October 30, 2006

Rules are for ugly people (part 1)


First of all, allow me to say what a fabulous name the title of this post would make, for a CD, don't you think? I've always wanted to start a band on the sole strength of having a KICKASS name for a band: Circle Jerk. The absence of talent, drive, finances, contacts and dedication all pale when you've got a fantastic name. Picture it: "The new album by Circle Jerk is called Rules are for Ugly People". It's expected to be released November 3rd and most critics expect it to go triple platinum within it's first weekend".

But enough gentle masturbation, today is my first day at the new job. As expected, it's a lot of welcome-to-me hooey, everything from orientation programs to filling out W2 forms, health insurance, direct deposit and so forth. In that sense, it's hard to guage any real vibes when everyone is hiding behind a veneer of corporate respectability. Given time, I'm hoping to identify the different profiles we all run into in a corporate setting: Kiss Ass Guy, Backstab Girl, Utter Moron Man, Spineless Boss, IT Guy-who-can-get-you-anything and so forth. It's the rules of the corporate jungle and if you don't pay attention to them, you get eaten.

Well, break over. They're just about to start. I'll update more soon.

7 Comments:

Blogger Carmen said...

Here's hoping this job turns out better than the last one.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Cairogal said...

"Kiss Ass Guy, Backstab Girl, Utter Moron Man, Spineless Boss, IT Guy-who-can-get-you-anything and so forth. It's the rules of the corporate jungle and if you don't pay attention to them, you get eaten."

My God, you got a job at my company?

5:15 PM  
Blogger Gayyash said...

mabruk. same industry?

5:25 PM  
Blogger Basil Fawlty said...

Yes, I did. I'm SHOT MYSELF IN THE BATHROOM man.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Basil Fawlty said...

Same khara:)

5:26 PM  
Blogger Basil Fawlty said...

Thanks, Carmen. And if it doesn't, I'll find a way to deal.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Toots, you can always come and work in my school!

8:56 PM  

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