Thursday, January 11, 2007

Office politics

Sick and tired of it.

I am not the guy who likes to indulge or involve himself in office politics. I would rather spend my time doing my work in a diligent manner so that I can leave home on time.

Recently our assistant manager (ass man) has been complaining about me to the powers that are (he is on their good books), and me being a senior consultant (two levels below him) am always at fault. This has been consistently going on since quite some time now. At every chance, he would try to brown nose me. The only reason I have not yet been pulled up is because there are a couple of guys at his level and above that have good things to say. My worry is that they have no plans of sticking around for too long. And even if they did, I would want to leave on virtue of standing by my principles and integrity.

Anyways, people tell me that this happens and I have to learn to deal with it. But I honestly do not know for how long I would want myself to be attached to a company that encourages, appreciates and rewards ass licking.

If walking out on grounds of principle and integrity are wrong or cowardly, then fine - I am wrong and a coward!

My patience is being tested daily, and I am praying to God to bless me with some more everyday.

Lets see how long this continues...


  • Inshallah it will work out for the better one way or another.

    However, don't give up your principles but do see what makes people click (especially the superiors) and behave accordingly (of course, as long as it doesn't qualify as ass-licking).

    By Anonymous sabah, at 1:52 pm  

  • Post MBA job growth is a lot about politics. Do you realize that ?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:31 pm  

  • @ sabah:
    as i mentioned, sadly merit is not appreciated as much as ass licking.

    @ anon 12.31 am
    i knew before hand that job growth is a lot about politics - but at the upper tiers.
    i am at the lower to middle tier - where merit and capability is rewarded.
    anyways, i would not care less. i have belief in my abilities more than in myself.

    By Blogger Riddle Of The Sand, at 11:04 pm  

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