Not a Team Player

April 25th, 2008
This will come as no surprise to anyone who has ever worked with/for/by me. I butt heads, I argue, I resist. I’m not proud of it, but it’s hard to change and hard to pig-knuckle under when you’ve been in control of your own destiny and your success or failure depended on your own efforts and not a squadron of corporate flying monkeys. How DO people work in old-style corporations their whole lives and not get their spirits broken? Or do some people actually thrive within that structure and regimentation and backup documentation? I fear change and I want to be safe and soundly tucked under Big Daddy’s wing with a 401K, but sometimes the price to pay is just too high.

2 Responses to “Not a Team Player”

  1. dragonflyjourneys4women says:

    Amen!! After 26 years with a big corporate monster, I’m carefully trying to mend my broken spirit so I can move on to something better (the contemplation of which seems to take an ENORMOUS amount of energy and courage).

  2. kris says:

    ya know…some people actually prefer it. my cousin has been pushing papers in an ever widening circle for local city government the last 25 years and that is about as corporately-401k-committee-subcommittee as you can get. personally, i’d rather roll naked on broken glass.