6 Further Signs That You Are Not Meant For A Corporate Culture
I wrote an article called 8 signs you are not meant for a corporate culture a few weeks ago.
Now that I finally bid goodbye to the said culture, I seem to have gained hindsight of just how many signs I bypassed throughout the years.
Here are 5 more ways to know if you are not meant for a corporate life:
1. You hate filling out forms
Shout out to Alvin T. for pointing out this one!
(Funny side note: I used to be a financial auditor for the first few years of my career, so I probably just repressed this one from my memory)
You think there are too many glorified form filling masked as important tasks to be performed under pressure.
You undergo robotic mode for the length of the experience, check boxes like a pro, add a few details with some jargon and then press send.
You feel satisfied as a job ticked off your list but you still ask yourself what was the point of what you just did.
If the idea of process (or -es) gives you nightmares or you have trouble dealing with bureaucracy, then it is not going to get better.
Maybe when you become the big boss and somebody hands you neatly arranged files with post-its on where to sign.
Until then, if administrative tasks make you dread going to work, just maybe rethink your career choices.
You are genuinely scared by the prospect of another google form or futile excel sheet.
You balk at the mere sound of ‘ can you fill…please’ after you are done with your actual work.
It seems like your work has no value if not attached to form 45.
2. You hate brown nosing
They told you it was a meritocratic position and you heaved a sigh of relief.
But then you do not understand why some people are playing teachers’ pets.
It reminds you a lot of school where the favorite students would sit close to the…