Young people crack me up
With their head full of college-speak
Their mouth full of corporate-speak
Believing they are all grown up
It would be funny
if they didn’t think they were wise
knowledge does not equate to wisdom
intelligence is not indicative of common sense
But they are cute in their delivery
Using words like “Synergy” and “Dialog”
Phrases like, “Who would you like to Champion this project”?
I have to smile and mess with them
It’s who I am (some refer to me as a sarcastic dick) LOL
I say things like, “I’m not sure if I’d want a champion, but Bill could lead the project”.
I crack myself up.
Especially when the kid doesn’t get it.
They try to help the old man understand
that a “Champion” is a “leader”.
Really, Hmmm…I didn’t know that…
I’m not as dumb as You look (and sound) you punk-ass kid
Yesterday an early 20 something explained to me
that if I ever wanted to become a director
I would need to get my Six Sigma Black Belt.
I told him Thank you, but I already had several nice black belts
He didn’t get it…They rarely do
Mostly because they are too busy trying to impress you with everything they know
and all the cool corporate catch phrases they’ve memorized
that they don’t take the time to LISTEN.
They are completely oblivious to the fact that I don’t work
because I have to
I work because I want to
because I enjoy what I do
I have no desire to “Move up”
In fact, the plan is to move down
to a quiet little town in southern Florida
and take walks on the beach and go fishing
My BOARD room will be at the end of a dock
overlooking the gulf of Mexico
and yes, IF I decide to wear shoes at all
and if they are black…..
I will wear one of my black belts
**Image of Six Sigma Black Belt taken from Google images.
NOTE: I hope they don’t mind me using their made up, common sense system that is designed to create an imaginary need for themselves in weak corporate structures and board rooms in addition to giving young college kids jargon that leads them to believe they are actually educated in business all the while, their mommy still has to tie their necktie for them each morning after their bowl of Fruitloops and a Poptart. **** AND DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON “5S” or S.M.A.R.T. goals !!!! ****