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Eat or be Eaten

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    or Getting One's Corporate On

    In the postmodern corporate world, one has to be hungry in order to be promoted and successful.   People who do not have the competitive spirit and do not possess the fine art of gamemanship have a scant chance of success in the corporate world.   In corporate society, it is the most cunning who thrives.   

    In other words, one must possess a combination of technical and street intelligence in order to thrive in corporate society.   Those who do not possess the last characteristic are eventually easily disposable in the corporate world.   One has to play the corporate game well i.e. doing what one has to do.   Let us discuss this.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      if defining "what one has to do" is being ruthless and uncaring of underlings and stuffing your pockets with big bonuses because you stepped on enough people then that's what's wrong with Corporate America today.  I left Corporate America 5 years ago and will never go back or trust them again.  Corporate America only cares and looks after themselves and has forgotten the employees who helped the company grow and be prosperous.  They would rather go to other countries for slave laborers so their bottom line looks better.  American business needs to keep their business in America not in other countries.  Progress is not really progress, it's regress.  (I know you probably hate hearing from me  lol)

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.  40 years ago the overall corporate atmosphere was much different.  Attempts were made to develop their employees, to improve their skills and abilities.  A corporate job was a career, to be held for a lifetime.  Managers that could develop an employee to advance in the corporate structure were rewarded for their effort.

        The careers are gone now, with a "long term" employee lasting 5 years and moving on to something else.  Loyalty has died on both sides, and there is little effort towards personal development.  Today it's all about short term profits with little regard to the future; employees are a dime a dozen and available at the drop of a hat.  Management fears developing their underlings rather than looking forward to helping someone learn.

        Sad, but the corporate world has changed and not for the better.

    2. mdavis1984 profile image60
      mdavis1984posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Succeeding in Corporate America is just like being a politician. Grovel and beg, model yourself into a stereotype. Quit caring who you hurt. Make every moral a gray area; it's right if it works for you. Nestle your nose in superiors' butt cracks and laugh at their corny jokes. Get rid of your poor, down to earth friends. Overspend to keep up with the Jones families, cut corners, cheat, lie and steal...then smile, nod, and act like the most honest individual on the planet.

    3. fpherj48 profile image74
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Precisely, this concept/belief/man-made fact......which you state here.....Is WHY this represents Corporate America.   The ultimate shame-blame-game...one-upmanship...bottom line adoration....money above all, especially other human beings. 
      This also expressly explains the ruination and ultimate demise of us ALL.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I don't really agree.  I operate in a corporate environment, but as a technical expert.  there are different roles in that environment and not all foll 'game' type rules.