The Fakeness of Business
You know, I've never really been the type of person to want to wake up every morning to don a suit and tie for work. I've never been one for flashy shows of wealth (probably because I'm not wealthy) or other things that business does on a daily basis.
The reason: I think about 90 percent of all this stuff is fake anyway. It's so fake. For example, we go to job fairs wearing our suits and ties, combed hair and charismatic smile. We walk up, making sure to firmly shake the person's hand.
And, what do we do then. We make out with all the sugary sweetness talk about how great their organization is and how much enthusiasm we have about wanting to work and all this other crap.
Sometimes, I just want to go up to a potential employer and say, "You know what. I really just want a job. I'd like to make enough money to live a comfortable lifestyle. Let's just cut out all the small talk and the pleasantries, so we can be real with each other. I know you don't want to be at the job fair, and I don't want to have to wear a fake smile for you. So, why don't you just tell me whether I actually have a shot at getting a job with your company, and then I can stop wasting your time.
I'm not being bitter at the whole thing, but I just think that there's so much fakeness that goes on in business that it makes me want to barf. I want to be the same person I am at home. I don't want to be any different. And I won't be. I'm going to be myself.
That's all I can be.