As a general rule… On corporate envy

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As a general rule, people who point fingers at others in their company in order to accuse them and say “that person does too many things out of his scope, he must have a lot of free time on his hands”, should get fired immediately. Creativity, ability to juggle different tasks and capacity to excel should be rewarded, not hindered.

Yes, I do pro bono work. Yes, I write on my personal blog. Yes, I write for an international e-magazine. Yes, I have facebook and twitter. Yes, I have time to brew my own coffee, twice a day. Yes, I’m creative enough to contribute to the company outside of my job title function and you know what? I still have time to do my job better than expected and better than a lot of people. If you don’t like it, find a way to beat me at it… but don’t whine like a baby behind my back or talk smack about the good work that I do. I expect more of your corporate envy. I know this sounds arrogant. It surely is.

But as John Lennon said “If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.”

Deal with it and move on.

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3 thoughts on “As a general rule… On corporate envy

  1. Brilliant! As someone said not long ago: “We should not be afraid of competition. What we should reject is incompetence” (it was applied on political arenas, but I think it still holds true in any other field).
    Keep it up, Arjan.

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