12 November, 2007


I had a revelation today as a result of being on that conference. I hadn't realised it, but for many many years I have sub-consciously been acting on the basis that one should always try to be interesting and have a fresh viewpoint on things. But at some point during those 2 days - possibly shortly after I told the Group Finance Director that the motivational speaker had made me want to hand in my resignation and go and do something more meaningful instead - it dawned on me that maybe it is time for me to shut the f--k up. In this organisation at this point in my career, it's not such a good idea to have different views and opinions. I am resolved to blandify and borify myself into the consummate corporate clone.


Blogger Songshards said...

And bang goes your resolve to not talk about work...

2:20 am  
Blogger ulaca said...

Welcome to the club!

4:30 am  
Blogger SMW said...

Sigh, it was only a matter of time I suppose ...
But no, wait, this is the one and only phiz. She can't do this to herself, to those cute little kiddiwinks, to LSS, to her loyal readership?
Get an on/off button installed and switch your hyperactive creative thinking side off when you hit the office doors. Just remember to switch it back on again on the way home. (And no more comparing IAS39 to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle at work: these sort of thoughts clearly do you no good)

7:24 am  
Blogger random.thoughts said...

Please don't shut the f*** up at work as it gives me great encouragement about if I never return to the mainstream office life again!

10:04 am  
Blogger MacDuff said...

It might depend on who arranged the motivational speaker and the Finance Director's relationship with him/her.
It could be a good move maybe you confirmed his opinion that it was a naked Emporer they were dealing with here.

9:28 am  
Blogger MacDuff said...

Tell me there is no such thing in management speak as a 'Naked Emporer scenario'.
I bet there is.
"We have an NES situation here"

1:31 pm  
Blogger SMW said...

"shut the f**k up" should be "doing a jc" in management speak, after the king of spain's put down of chavez

3:51 pm  
Blogger dgny said...

I run into similar situations all the time. The trouble with being opinionated and outspoken, I guess. I've never had any success toning it down, but then you're worlds more disciplined than me.

I'm often impressed with your ability to respond to comments in a way that is both polite and not bowing to inanity. When I say impressed, I mean bright fresh cut lawn green with envy.

6:32 pm  
Blogger ulaca said...

Want to stay top of that list, eh, DG?

2:23 am  
Blogger dgny said...

Ohferchirstsake can't a gal be nice without being accused of sucking up?

5:06 am  
Blogger ulaca said...


2:53 am  
Blogger Andrew said...

IAS39.....oh now we're talking. I just love NPV'ing my cashflows for year end provision calcs. Oh yes, yes, YES!!

1:39 am  
Blogger 962 said...

The choice is simple

If people must say what the boss wants to hear, the whole edifice will colapse.

Speaking out of turn should be positively encouraged as long as it is constructive

The question here however is, do you want to go any further?

And how many people say to you what you want to hear??

4:18 am  

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