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Wow... I am too masculine for where I work? WTF?!?!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Glock20 10mm, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. PhotoFeller


    Nov 18, 2010
    SW Florida
    The "delusional world" corporate people live in is far from fantasy. Income statements and balance sheets published every month show what kind of job the corporate types are doing.

    Their ain't no place to hide when the financials come out, bud. Shareholders see the numbers. Board members see the numbers. The investing public sees the numbers. This is 'reality' up close and personal.

    You may be watching too much TV.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013

  2. Dakotaota


    Jan 8, 2013
  3. I agree. :rofl: I have seen people who are intimidated because of Blacks with "dreads". I have seen people who are intimidated because of "Long hair", or "shaved heads:. But I do see people who are just "intimidated". :embarassed:
  4. John Rambo

    John Rambo Raven

    Feb 15, 2010
    Tampa, Fl.
    Strange, those wives of people in the military don't feel the same way. :wavey:
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  5. I suggest you consult with an employment law attorney to see what your rights and risks really are. There's a lot of bad info "out there" so go get some of the good stuff.
  6. rangerabn


    Nov 11, 2009
    Maybe, but not likely. I have worked at typical large corporation for 18 years, and was recently told the same thing, that I intimidated some people because of my knowledge, confidence, and height. I am just a little over 6 ft. tall, an aging grandfather who is noted for his calm and nice demeanor.
    Go figure. Many of the men (and a few women) who work here also have commented on the general "wussification" of our male workforce, especially the upper management types. Seems you can't get promoted around here unless you are one of the "girls". Sad, sad, sad.
  7. MinervaDoe


    Jan 26, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Actually, Bud, I have been doing product management in Silicon Valley for over twenty years. The largest financials I ever handled was for an account that generated $44 million a year in revenue for my company. They left shortly after I did.

    The type of fantasy that I am talking about is the delusional personalities who think that they have a great deal of power and charisma. When these people retire or are laid off, then reality comes crashing in as they realize that their success and perceived power were all an illuison propped up by their temporary corporate status. That job which causes them to refer to the corporation D'jour as WE, is not part of them. It is on loan, for as long as they can cling to it.
    Since America has lost something like10 million jobs to China and India, I think a lot of corporate types need to do a reality check.
  8. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

    Nov 1, 2002
    That is definitely reality, but I guarantee you that when someone starts shooting at you or otherwise trying to kill you it gets way more "up close and personal" than that.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  9. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

    Well... here is the first course I have to attend...

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  10. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    GRIMLET Deceased

    Dec 29, 2011
    Sounds like "fun"

    At least you get paid to attend.
    Seriously, go in with an open mind.

    Do you remember the line on the movie The International?
    The bad guy is playing chess with his son and asks him what does one do when he finds himself in a situation he cant get out.
    The kid responds, "Go further in".
    Think about it.

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  12. Ballisticism

    Ballisticism Spray & Pray

    Apr 29, 2012
    Glock20, sincerely with all due respect, the Marine Corps trains soldiers; colleges train sheeple. I am in a similar situation, and am deeply disappointed with my experiences with the postsecondary education system, though it's better if you're employed by it than being "educated" by it, IMO.

    "They" train people to repeat the answers they've heard and tell them that they are smart, and frown upon assertiveness and independence and ESPECIALLY "hypermasculinity." Don't kid yourself, it's part of a big ****storm of a conspiracy to undermine the strength of the people by marginalizing those who fill the societal role of protector and villainizing independence in thought, action, and attitude.

    A phoenix-like rebirth is the only hope.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  13. OGW


    Aug 23, 2004
    N.W. Lower Michigan
    OP, you have my most sincere sympathy.
  14. Ballisticism

    Ballisticism Spray & Pray

    Apr 29, 2012
    War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  15. MinervaDoe


    Jan 26, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Well put.
    I've been working in corporations since 1984 and in hindsight, I actually resent the fact that colleges do not emphasize entrepreneurship. Instead, of fostering innovation and new businesses, they teach you how to be a corporate clone.

    That said, I think the O.P. needs to be aware that there is a database available to corporations which keeps track of people who have sued their employers. I have to assume that appearing in that database makes finding future employment difficult. Take a valium and pretend to be enlightened by your class.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  16. Mr T

    Mr T

    Sep 3, 2011
    To Ballisticism: "Colleges train sheeple????" Give me a break, probably the only thing college really imparts to its students (for the most part) is the skill of critical thinking. "Hypermasculinity"???? Really??? Don't you paint a lovely picture yourself and others like you. I call that being an Alpha male ass****!! What a crock of bull. You're a pneumocephelic!!! Sorry, I probably shouldn't use college words. :rofl:
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  17. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

    Apr 23, 2008
    Who trains engineers to design tanks, jets and ships?
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  18. MinervaDoe


    Jan 26, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Did you even go to college? If so, you obviously aren't too observant. Yes, universities have a left wing bias and train people to be conformist.

    You spelled it wrong. It's pneumocephalus. Maybe you're right about one thing. You shouldn't use college words, it makes you look like an airhead.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  19. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Jan 12, 2007
    the narrow way
    Possibly you were an honor student in High School, and possibly received a full ride scholarship to an Ivy League institution based on your proven academic prowess; however, I'm also thinking it's obvious you're not an English major.

    -"pneumocephelic"- come again? :dunno:
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013