Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Fellow Employees

Ever seen 'Fight Club'?
You know, that cult-hit where a bunch of guys go down into a basement, get all sweaty, and roll around on top of each other? Well besides all the blatant homosexuality that most male fans obviously miss there is an underlying tone of camaraderie amongst every participant in this gory modern day tribal ritual. Where the local busboy is on par with the manager of the bus company. Where they all work together towards an undisclosed project mayhem being dictated by an unnamed mans pancreas or liver.

Well that's non-existent in the real world. Out here it's like a fire in an apartment building. It's every person for themselves. The corporate line of a "Winning Team" with "Superior Teamwork" is a big a lie as the cashier who says Thank you for shopping with us. They don't care, it's all a script from their manager who tells them what to say. Ever come back the day after you bought something and talk to that "nice, helpful employee". Maybe you even mention it. This is usually followed by an "Oh Yeah" or "That's right". No one remembers you or cares. Your dollars mean nothing to someone who will never get a cut outside of their hourly wage.

It is straight up 'Lord of the Flies' in the retail world. People backstabbing one another just so they can move up the phony corporate chain that matters to no one outside of your little retail world bubble. Associates want to be department managers, department managers want to be store assistant managers, assistant managers want to be store managers, them owners, them corporate. Everyone wants to be in a position that removes them from dealing with the type of people who frequent the store. The more, the better.

And it's every man and women for themselves. So why are you working so god damn hard for someone who wants nothing to do with you?

12 comments:

  1. Money money money money money money money let's all make money and be rich! Put on our happy faces and fuck the little guys!

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  2. Capitalism only teaches us to back stab one another.

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  3. We live in a capitalism world and we can't do anything about it :(. Maybe if I move into a monk temple I can get away from all the bs :)

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  4. yikes... I didnt know it was so intense

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  5. its not just retail. thats what this world is about :(
    Enjoy

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  6. Now that you mention it, I wouldn't mind watching a free-for-all cage match between the employees at my local Home Depot.

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  7. That's how it is everywhere, unfortunately. Either gotta get out of the game or find a way to make peace with what it is

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  8. I haven't expected that... :) nice!

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  9. Capitalism is a hell of a thing, isn't it.

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