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What Do You Guys Do Instead of Achieve?
But my mobile had signed me out again SEAN.
plus, people trying to do shallow stuff like make more money makes a lot of people very uncomfortable here.
where does it come from? Is it innate?
When i was a kid I was all "I don't care what job I do when Im older as long as I'm happy doing it". Now I'm all "I don't care if I'm happy doing my job as long as I'm getting some hard cheese for it"
doesn't make any sense at all
And he was talking about misheard lyrics and how his friend thought the line in the fresh prince theme tune was 'shooting some people outside of the school' and how it had affected his whole perception of the show.
It's frankly embarrassing how upset I am. Like I actually feel sick. Her balance has gone (the tumor is in her ear canal) and she's bumbling around like a kitten </3
Was something that being ambitious in your career for the purpose of facilitating the rest of your life: absolutely fine.
Trying to climb the ladder for the sake of your ego and because it's what you're supposed to do: less fine.
(This ill-thought out thread brought to you by my appraisal yesterday)
because I'd say that man in the favela in the Rio programme was ambitious for its own sake and he was fantastic
You're projecting onto people what you believe them to be climbing the ladder for.
We generally all seek security from a position of insecurity, and some choose to do that with money. Who are you to judge?
Also, who are these people doing it because it's what you're supposed to do? Know many? And by that I mean know *any* who have said that, not people you're assuming have that motivation?
I shall amend to "we all seek security from a position of insecurity, and some choose to do that by a sense of achievement."
really is no point us both being here is there?
I'm taking the rest of the day off. I'll cover tomorrow's shift if you like?
I've got to make some phone calls.
it's probably pride
Seems like it's a projection.
Like I get that you can have ambition for unsavory or morally ambiguous reasons, but that's not the same as having ambition for ambition's sake.
“You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid and monotonous. Work is a much better explanation for the creeping cretinization all around us than even such significant moronizing mechanisms as television and education.”
I just think the longer I'm in this office the more beige the world seems /I am becoming.
I am ambitious to get out of meaningless labor, but probably don't have the skills to. Unchecked it is.
much as I can back scientists endlessly seeking to wipe out ebola, Jordan Belfort's actions are a bit hard to support really.
got given a role a few months ago where you basically get to stop taking calls sometimes to do some stuff to help our team manager instead but she's taking it really seriously and acting as if she's actually like some kind of deputy manager or something, trying to exert influence over the rest of us despite having no power. She even sits at manager's desk when the manager isn't in, even though all the computers are the same. It's so incredibly needy.
In summary I agree.
Sits at her bosses desk whenever possible, guess it is her trying to seem more authoritative which is a bit sad since she's only in her mid twenties.
Often tries to get me to do her work too which she can fuck off twice with since I don't even do my own really.
and started the job on the same day as most of us in the team.
one day another guy in the team sat at the manager's usual desk because the manager was off and it meant he could sit with the rest of us instead of over in the next row. this girl came in 10 minutes later than everyone else and asked him to move.
thing is, our whole team gets moved around a lot so the manager doesn't even have an actual permanent seat, so it's even more of a pointless act. jfc.
love people like this
so hilariously petty
I do see plenty of people in my line of work who seem to want to blindly `climb the ladder` because it's something they think they should do rather than because it's something they would like to do. I’m not one of these people, but each to their own. Some of them do so because they crave being in control above all else. This jars with me more than a purely self-perpetuating ambition but, again, each to their own.
One more promotion and I’ll be set for life income wise I think. I have no idea why I’d want to earn more money, nor will I need to. Having more money would of course be cool but fuck am I compromising my social life/leisure/family time in order to attain it. But, once again, each to their own.
hot n fresh out the kitchen