Thursday, June 04, 2009
There was an agency meeting this morning. As a freelancer, I always like to go along to an agency meeting, because it's like having my native sense of alienation acted out in a kind of free psychodrama.
It's quite a complex event for me, emotionally. As soon as I'm part of group being addressed by a man with a beard I have to wrestle with the feeling of wanting to be a part of his family, coupled with the impulse to reject the family, before it rejects me.
HR people often talk about work as 'family', which is one of those HR terms that hides something obscene by making it overt.
They swear quite a lot here, which I like. At my last agency the CD would quite often swear at people, not with people, but here they do it as a way of being demonstrably relaxed.
Posted by william at 11:48 am