So I think I was recently the recipient of an award. I was kindly included on a list of unemployable bloggers. Truly a moment to remember in life, to receive such an honorable mention.
I’m only half kidding. This is actually a great article, and a great list of fellow bloggers.
The article does indeed hit close to home, especially the bit about not being able to handle corporate employment. Truth be told, I am unable to handle having a boss. Nearly every “job” I have ever held has ended in a serious disagreement between me, and someone who is a superior to me in said company or organization.
For example, I worked at the now bankrupt Circuit City back in highschool. I was very good at what I did, simple as the job was. I won sales awards, got raises, excelled in morning dodgeball competitions (seriously), etc. But as time went on, I realized this was because I was left alone.
You see, in the beginning, our store manager was closing in on retirement. A very attractive late 40s cougar with fake tits and all, if you will. As it turned out though, she was also stealing Ipods by the dozen and giving them out to her friends during the holiday season, when they were in high demand.
The regional manager didn’t like this, and forced her to resign, or face criminal charges. This left the store without a manager who didn’t care in the first place, for some months.
Anyway, we finally had some managerial shifts in the store, including the addition of a 5 foot 1 inch virgin in his late 20s. As you might imagine, this was a very bitter, angry person.
My employment at the store abruptly ended when he threatened not to transfer me to a Circuit City in my new college town (Orlando Florida), and I responded by telling this person to “go fuck himself”, and proceeded to take my company shirt off and throw it in his face.
As personal friends from high school and college will tell you, this was not the last time this would happen.
Stories aside, I find it highly amusing that I am (I think accurately) considered unemployable. At least unemployable by anyone who I have no interest in working with, or for. I say this because I am employed by The 21 Convention LLC. Of course, I am also the majority stockholder of the company, and it’s founder, and it’s CEO, and it’s president and it’s figurehead, and so on.
All that said, great organization, very smart for employing me =D.
Truly, you have to work for or operate a nightmare of a company to not consider me “employable”. My entrepreneurial experience is well in excess of the value of an MBA, if such a chunk of paper is to even be considered valuable at this point.
I can tell you as the CEO of a successful small business, the last thing I am interested in seeing is an MBA or similar degree from an “Ivy League” school. Why?
That degree says one thing to me : standardized mind.
It’s not only not impressive, it’s ironically, harmful to your qualifications. Putting your mind through a meat grinder and having it come out with contradictions, statism, subjectivism, and all sorts of holes, is unattractive, if not disgusting, and tragic.
To those of you who would scoff at the idea that my mistake filled business experience is light years more valuable than a degree from an archaic university I would one-up you and state that the organization itself is an immensely superior learning institution, to any number of formal academic institutions.
That’s probably as much their fault as it is mine. I certainly didn’t encourage this country’s schools to teach contradiction filled illogical fucking nonsense not fit for a work of fiction. They did that all on their own.
They fostered their own irrelevancy, and I forged an important, useful organization out of thin air by the sweat of my own brow.
Brainwashing young men and women is not a miracle. Creating a business and being primarily responsible for it’s creation and continued existence, is (versus dumb luck, manipulating the government for special and illegal privileges, etc).
Now, I’ll end this on what should be obvious : I have no interest in ever being employed by anyone other than essentially myself. This doesn’t mean I won’t work with people through short term contracts, it simply means I won’t sit at anyone’s desk but my own.
I’ve discovered this suits not only my personality and my goals, but my entire sense of life.
The popular narrative is that this is immature … and yet, these are the same dipshits who tell you that to grow up is to renounce your values, give up on life, and submit to the will and opinion of the majority, in some form or another.
For now, you are free to choose your own path in life. I’ve chosen mine and have never looked back, and will fight to the death to protect my right to choose my own path in life.