Originally posted on Sweet Mother:
A lot of people have a fear of public speaking, I do not. A lot of people need to be liked by everyone, I do not. That need to be liked stopped when I read an article about how you could be immensely powerful within a company WITHOUT everyone liking you. In fact, there was some kind of tier system. On that tier system were the A, B, C, and D people. It didn’t matter, at all, if the C and Ds didn’t like you. You needed most of the As to and a few of the Bs. That was the secret to success. Unfortunately, most people don’t wear their corresponding letter on the outside of their shirts. So, I often manage to chat up a D while the A sneaks off with my writing partner to give them a development deal. Thus, has gone my life. But, I am not bitter. I am – in fact – extremely happy. I think this is for several reasons – 1) I say what I feel when I feel it and 2) I will call an a-hole an a-hole. And I’m sorry, I’ll do it…EVEN IF IT’S YOUR KID.