Friday, October 1, 2010

Office Politics 101

FOREWORD: If you would consider this as an act of rebellion then yeah, feel free to consider this as such. But I will be smart enough not to name names in this post. Should you feel guilty and felt like you could relate to the post I will be creating here, consider yourself hit. I guess I'm talking about crocodiles like you.

Darwinian theory suggests that only the strongest of the strong will survive and that the weak will find themselves at the losing end of the (social) strata. The corporate world indoctrinates its faithful followers that the corporate world is a dog-eat-dog world - only the best, the most ruthless, and the most competitive will survive. Whatever it takes to get to the top (whether to sleep with every single boss, or be "friends" with every single one of the execs, or power trip everyone around you), you will do it and none else will and can stop you from accomplishing your goal.

Money will always be the perpetual end of all causes, however, logic and common sense will help you judge that the drive and will to get to the top should and can't be without a justifiable backing, be it sensible pre-promotion experience, quality communication skills, innate and solid leadership qualities and the mostest of them all, brains. No variable will be far more important than having a solid and working brain. All brains and no guts make a coward and incompetent employee. All brains and all guts employees make a kick-ass future company executive. No brains and all (effing) guts makes one big beeyotch who thinks he/she could rule the company through sweet-mouthing everyone with senseless hi's and hello's.

Honestly, smiles and words will never be enough to put you on the zenith of all them zeniths. Power play is reserved for the great. Unfortunately, you are not cut for it.

7 Responses to “Office Politics 101”

elysplanet said...
October 1, 2010 at 4:46 PM

I love it bhoi! Great post! :-)

Kristina Tividad said...
October 1, 2010 at 8:35 PM

I love how you put things mildly here. :-)

Jerick said...
October 2, 2010 at 12:30 AM

thanks friends!

The Vendor MOM said...
October 2, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Ouch! LOL. Nice post :)

Raft3r said...
October 2, 2010 at 5:34 PM

naku po

you are better than them
you know that

Jerick said...
October 2, 2010 at 11:53 PM

@the vendor mom,

if you're hurt, then you're really hurt. haha!


thanks for the kind words kuya!

frannie01 said...
October 4, 2010 at 8:14 AM

always love how you put things into words, stiv! nice! :)

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