Tuesday, October 02, 2007

You have to lie to play

I've been looking for a job lately, and so naturally I am once again coming into contact with one of the fundamental flaws of our society: the need to lie to get ahead.

This is a game I refuse to play.

I will not be an enabler for the system of deciet that is known as "job interviewing." This is where you put on your monkey suit and see if you can guess which tricks the interviewer wants you to do. If you guess right, you get the job. The entire charade is symbolic for everything that is wrong with this culture. Style over substance.

The person who will best benefit the organization can be passed over simply because they wore the wrong tie, or becuase their shoes weren't "businessy" enough. Pathetic.

And now, with the advent of google and my refusal to hide my online writings behind a veil of anonymity, I'm faced with a further conundrum: how many jobs will this blog cost me?

Shockingly for many people, I don't care. I will not hide who I am. I get along fine with people on a daily basis, I am considerate, and I attempt to do the right thing. I am not ashamed of these writings, and if someone who comes here and reads them does not understand the point I am trying to make, then the fault lies with them and not with me.

My name is Michael Leza, and this blog is but a facet of who I am. I will not hide it, I will not be shamed by it, and I will not back down.