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Posted By Ritesh Chhajer on Saturday, January 17, 2009
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Corporate CultureYou live in a constant fear of job insecurity for your obvious lack of knowledge. Everyday you try so hard to hide your insecurities and stay awake late hours to send out nothing more than stupid acknowledgement mails while I just sleep peacefully. 

I got the balls to look into your eye and show you the way while you stoop to abysmal levels and behave like a silly servile sycophant yes man always ready to lick your boss's ass.

I got dignity and take pride in every little creative thing I do while all you have is your false bravado. I take pleasure in developing innovative solutions while you get your thrills by passing them off as their own to satiate your credit hungry appetite.

You keep bitching and cribbing about why you don't have all that moolah that those successful people have while I keep yearning for that elusive knowledge they possess.

Everyday you wake up, you've to scratch you head to hatch up malicious plans on how to show off and bring your peers down.

You make a fool of yourself when you come to those conference meetings with your juvenile ideas (?). Every time you open your mouth, people find hard to control their laughter and resentment. I just pity you.

You're so stressed out in a haste to grow up the ladder that you lost all the savour of life and buried yourself into what you call "Corporate Culture". I've got obviously better things to do in life (Oh Yeah! Like Blogging Ahem??:))

You are just another guy running hard, huffing and puffing to win this rat race, while I tread along various paths and just enjoy my journey. I live my life to the full by exploring and enjoying every bit of it while you in your tiny shell have not even dared to look at it.

So tell me Boss, who really is the loser?

Disclaimer:
This posting has nothing to do with my present or past employer.

This posting is a work of fiction and any resemblance with living or dead is purely coincidental and unintentional.

 

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    Sudhi Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 9:21 AM
    Re: Corporate Culture
    dude didn't you get the promotion?

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    ravi Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 10:26 AM
    Re: Corporate Culture
    kya ho gaya bhai......??

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    Vincent Monday, January 19, 2009 at 8:47 AM
    Re: Corporate Culture
    be yourself... a nice thought even in corporate life
    Nice to know you are enjoying blogging. keep it up happy

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    rana Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 4:17 AM
    Re: Corporate Culture
    what is detailed in this post may not quite be "Corporate Culture" but a type of practice followed by few select people. being a manager myself I want to defend my community a bit. I am reminded by a funny college story that was in circles when I was in college. There was this analogy of an organization being compared to a tall tree with many branches and all employees compared to monkeys sitting on different branches. As one grows, he climbs up the higher branch. When a monkey in the lower branch looks up, the bosses are always seen as "asses" as that is how the monkey on the top is seen from below. happy
    jokes apart, a candid opinion on " file pushers" which is a big bane to any company if that is all the bosses end up doing.

    -rana

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    Abhishek Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 10:09 AM
    Re: Corporate Culture
    Whatever be it, this makes you take sides. You can't just stay neutral after reading this. Nope, I am not going to reveal which side I am taking

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    jitendra Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 10:17 PM
    Re: Corporate Culture
    good one! happy

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    Subodh Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 4:34 AM
    Re: *** the dood ***
    I used to think that being good at your work gets you to places. Apparently I was right except that the definition of "work" is different for different people. One may be good at his/her trade but the guy you mentioned may be good at spinning other's thoughts or even crowding out other's ideas with his juvenile stuff and taking credit irrespective of whether it belongs to him or not. There are very few who excel and a lot who don't -- And birds of the same feather flock together & protect each other!

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    Piyush Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 8:47 PM
    Re: Corporate Culture
    well ritzy, its been so long. We have been out of college for more than 8 years now, still our thoughts tend to go the same direction.
    Probably similar thought crossed my mind about 7 years ago and I left the rat race, then and there.
    However I will have to say that one can grow in corporate culture if you have it in you because I dare to believe that truth always comes out and your talent will be recognized no matter what babugiri others try to do. Hmmm..so it seems that I have taken a side afterall..to continue further discussions.. winking

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    Subodh Friday, January 30, 2009 at 10:11 PM
    Re: Corporate Culture
    So, you never reply to comments? happy

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    Ritesh Friday, January 30, 2009 at 11:32 PM
    Re: Corporate Culture
    Since so many of you have asked me online and offline, I decided to clarify for once and all that this is not personal remark and has got nothing to do with anybody in person. "I" and "You" used are just metaphors used to depict broadly two sections of people. I agree I've taken a lot of inspiration from my past and present colleagues and obviosuly added a bit of fiction to make it sound satirical. Nobody needs to take it offsensively and I'm not apologetic about a single word in this bloghappy

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    Sudhi Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 6:32 PM
    Re: Corporate Culture
    hmm...now that you have clarified, I do like the idea of your clarification though happy

    First you make a thought public and let it play games with the mind. Then after a brief period of time, set the records straight. So you are on the right track to climb up Ritzy winking

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