I Walked Out.

June 26, 2012

After ten minutes in the wood-panelled reception area of a top global consulting firm, I knew they weren’t my people. I saw one harried administrative assistant who looked like she could use a stress test or her own assistant, or both, dash by. She returned and quickly told me that my consultant was running late.

I watched an equally unhealthy looking man respond to the introduction of the receptionist-in-training not with “Hi I’m Steve welcome to the company” but with “Hi, I’m a pain in the …”  He didn’t speak to her. He spoke to the corner as he rounded it. Then, at the altar of the  billable hour, I was kept waiting.

I had seen enough. I wasn’t going to give this workplace culture a cent. People watch everything you do, then they talk, tweet or blog. You get the picture. We are under constant surveillance.


Are you or your business reaching the fullest potential?

If it is not your genius it is not your job.
Louise B. Karch