Why I’m Glad I Never Worked For Corporate
What is the appeal of cube life? I know money talks, and yeah, if you offered me a starting salary of $75,000 I’d probably take it and shut the fuck up.
But no job is going to offer me that. I won’t have the chance to sell out. So can someone explain to me, apart from the money bags, why would anyone want to work for corporate?
Some of my closest friends live in their ties. But I don’t get it. It seems so stuffy. Like you’re back in eighth grade under a teacher’s watchful eye. Stressed out, afraid to show your true self, and unable to be yourself. I just don’t get it.
My friends address topics with a point of view so different from my own. Like, I’ll write a blog about addressing a mistake in my past. The whole blog is about how I see the flaws in something I did and the progress that has happened since. They’ll look at me and say “you better hope an employer doesn’t see this”.
Why the fuck would I hope that? First off, this is me. I wrote it because it mattered to me. Because it was important to me. Anyone that wants to hire me is hiring ME. Not a diluted form of me. Not the Nintendo Switch Lite version of me.
And so what if they read it? They’d see human progress if they did. I’d be stoked if I saw an employee grow as a person.
But you see, that’s why I don’t work for corporate. I don’t want to be thinking five years down the line every single day. Worrying about a boss I’ve never met or applied to.
I like shaking drinks. I like writing. I like working with my hands. Keep your cubicle for yourself guys. I’ll keep making half as much as you and I’ll be fine just the same.