@destraht Yes, this is exactly the IT-industry works in my country (where I happen to work).
The industry is so hip that corporate cultures are just as mentally ill as transpersons. Literally every week, there's a new finding done by gender studies that should determine our business-processes (our KPIs should focus towards how our clients feel about us), or just the way our coffeemugs are stored in the shelves (stacked on top of eachother? Patriarchy - the [short] women can't reach the ones they want).
It's tough to navigate the corporate-ladder when no one has a clue what's forbidden this week, or as you put it; where the mines are today.
@StoicRanger This is the problem with the current paradigm. Its all so wonky and shifty that people are no longer sure about how to engage in basic relations and rituals. Maybe the IBM suit days weren't so bad. They told you the expectations upfront. Now people are spending an inordinate amount of time and energy trying to guess at the secret culture. Its not exciting like walking through a new part of the wildlife park. Its more like an unmarked minefield where you have to shmooze with the correct person to figure out how not to lose a leg while refilling your water. So exciting!!!
@itiswr1tten I understand that the question need some context, that's on me obviously.
I recently got promoted into a leadership position and received the news per email from HR with some top level management CC:ed. HR does what HR does and act like their job has a purpose and gives me the news like a coked up cheerleader. This means a ton of "Congratulations" , "Thrilled" and an unjustified amount of "!".
The thing is; they actually need me more than I need them so for me this isn't a big deal. I rewrote my aswer to the HR-cheerleader more times than I want to admit. I wanted to respond politely to the news while still being authentic and not conveying more gratitude than I actually have. The answer was a plain: "Thank you for the good news." but felt like the C-level expected me to show more enthusiasm.
I still want to play the corporate-game but avoiding getting sucked in to the ADHD-over-the-top-enthusiastic frame of HR while management is watching.
This should have been the original post by me.Read More