What do, or did, I hate about the rat race?
Where to start, where to start...
The main thing is not the clients or the customers, but the people I worked with. In my chosen field, one must be (at least) somewhat in shape. People I worked with were/are - for lack of a better word - squishy both morally and physically.
Physically rather says much in and of itself, so I won't delve too much into that (and avoid all sorts of fan mail after this), but more the morally bankrupt people that I was forced to work with. The vast majority of whom reveled themselves (afte time) to be gutless, possessing zero in the morality department, or were afraid of confrontation. Like I said...squishy.
Many of the folks that are put into management, for example, have been amongst the worse when it comes to actual leadership qualities. Most jobs (and I have come to hate that word) allow for a trained marmoset to become a manager. I have seen this personally. I hated sidestepping the flying poo and watching where I walked. Bleagh.
What businesses need are leaders - spelled L-E-A-D-E-R-S. You know, people in the front that have that "Oh boy, this person knows their stuff" feeling about them? The ones that when they walk into the room, people immediately know who to go to when the crap hits the fan. When their feet hit the floor first thing in the morning the devil says, "Oh crap! (he/she) is awake!" Okay that last one was a little extreme, but that's the general point I'm trying to make.
Leaders are few and far between anymore mostly because of compromise everywhere. I can get into politics, business, entertainment, blah blah blah. Not necessary. It's as the old addage goes, "Garbage in, garbage out." I have noticed the the dumpster up the street is overflowing from time to time. Kinda smells like Washing...whoops. I said I wasn't going to do that. Sorry.
Having a proper job is all well and good, but when you have others that are lazy, shiftless, self-serving blobs of dough and are allowed to be less then intelligent whilst sucking up precious oxygen that others need, well, that just drives me nuts.
Oh my, did I just rant, ramble, and moan incessantly???
Gee that was fun!