First day at new job and was trying to keep expectations low so I wouldn’t be disappointed but it was AWFUL. I was so hoping it’s be better than where I came from and it’s all this bullshit about promoting yourself as a brand and having to post a profile with your picture and draconian calling out sick is as bad as just skipping work rules.
I’m a person, not a fucking brand.
The picture thing? I’m not sure I can even cover how much I hate how I look, but I think the fact that I use things I’ve made rather than my use my face for icons and social networking ids gives an idea. Or the fight I had with a friend who took a picture and posted on facebook without asking then refused to take it down. And I have to post a selfie n the site for everyone to see. I was hoping to get judged on my work, not dismissed over my face.
And what the hell is up with telling people not to get sick and to plan for sic time in advance?
What’s that saying, meet the new boss, same as the old boss? I was really hoping to not dread going into work every day anymore. I didn’t think at as too much to hope for
Sorry to rant, I just don’t really have anyone in RL to talk to about this.
back the fuck up
There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up.
So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him.
The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off.
Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes.
did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out
This just keeps getting better
in: The British Zoology. London: March, 1766. http://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?PPN38180691X_Tafeln