OMG UPDATE: Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get updates on updates!

Updated on Sunday, April 3

#23670

OMG: Here's a couple lessons everyone needs to learn that I seriously wish I learned a hell of a lot earlier.
1) Your boss is not your friend and does not give a shit about your interests. Doesn't matter if you grab beers with your manager every Friday after work. If fucking you in the ass benefits the company, look out for your boss behind you trying to bend you over.
2) Anything that isn't in writing doesn't mean shit. A promise is worth fucking nothing and in business a person's 'word' is worth less than shit. A promise or a commitment, if it isn't on paper, does not exist.
Learn these lessons and learn them well and you'll avoid a lot of unnecessary trouble.

15 comments

  1. Also keep in mind that while they call it "Human Resources" and you might feel like you can confide in these people, they ultimately answer to the company. Never tell them anything you wouldn't want your bosses to know.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I guess I should ask my sugar daddy to sign a contract with me outlining our exact agreement.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Or, work for someone with integrity.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i agree with this wholeheartedly

      Delete
  4. How is this anything other than common sense?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's common sense for you, because you're a sociopath who expects others to treat you with the same lack of integrity and deceitfulness that you exhibit.

      Delete
    2. Agree with 5a. I also expected people to treat me with the same common decency and respect that I treat others until the first time I was used for someone else's benefit.

      Delete
  5. This is silly. Obviously don't be naive, and take steps to protect yourself against those who would do wrong by you for their own benefit, but you're always better off at least assuming the people you come in contact with are decent human beings unless they give you real reasons to think otherwise. Doesn't mean they're perfect, but you should at least engage with them charitably, instead of assuming they represent the worst of what humanity has to offer.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I think OP's making a distinction between the company as opposed to most of the people working there. Either way I agree with OP. Too many degree mill sycophants out there now.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Good advice. This can be applied to university life also, from personal experience. BBA students doing anything to get ahead including backstabbing, to Deans who pretend to look out for your affairs, but only have the university's interests in mind.

    Moral of the story - have people earn your trust rather than giving it away or having them expect it from you.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think this is why everyone should learn basic economic theory. People are ultimately self-interested. If someone can fuck you over for their gain without any serious repercussions to their own well-being, they will sure as hell will; it's not personal (they want to gain; you have nothing to do with it). You need to look out for your own self-interest, and everyone doing so is what leads to societal progress. The whole point of ethical principles and laws is to expedite trade, and provide consequences for breaches of trust, which is necessary for a smoothly functioning society. But where people can gain something at someone else's expense with no serious consequences to them, they sure as fuck will. It's one of the big reasons people say power corrupts.

    It's not being a sociopath or whatever the fuck people say it is. It's an evolutionary trait and just how people are. Some are just more attuned to it than others and see the moralistic preening that people project for what it actually is...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Economic theory is a reasonably useful tool to help evaluate societal well-being and predict market behaviours. Rational self-interest theory is not necessarily a model for human nature - and actually fails as such in a variety of cases.
      People are often self-interested. They are also often entirely irrational, emotional, and altruistic. The human condition is extremely complex. That's what makes the world interesting IMO.

      Delete