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"I need to leave you and the children and go to Tahiti if I'm ever going to be a truly great accountant."
Tags:divorce, divorces, excuse, excuses, calling, calling, career, careerist, careerism, career advancement, advance your career, advancing your career, menial job, menial jobs, menial task, menial tasks, leave home, leaves home, leaving home, accountant, accountants, accounting, accounting firms, midlife crisis, midlife crises, excuse, excuses, deadbeat, deadbeats, deadbeat dad, deadbeat dads, irresponsible, gaugin, paul gaugin, artist, artists, great artist, great artists, tahiti, numbers guy, numbers guys
"Must I sacrifice family for career?"
Tags:religious, religions, religious imagery, religious figures, abraham, father abraham, the story of abraham, sacrifice, sacrificing, sacrificial, altar, altars, career, careers, careerist, careerism, following orders, bible, the bible, bible story, bible stories, biblical, old testament, parent, parents, parental, parenting, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, genesis, isaac, child, kid, kids, family, work life balance, work/life balance, the binding of isaac, binding of isaac, family, culture, culture clash, shpasik, jtoons
"Actually, I'm hoping what I'm going to be when I grow up hasn't been invented yet."
Tags:goal, goals, career goal, career goals, career, careers, careerism, indecisive, indecisiveness, invent, invention, inventions, future, job, jobs, grow up, grows up, growing up, adulthood, teen, teens, teenager, adolescent, adolescence, dream, dreams, dream job, dream jobs, indecisive, indecisiveness
Fantastic, fit, fortysomething exec, interested in culture, athletic pursuits, and gourmet food, seeks intelligent, dynamic, thirtysomething beauty for evolving relationship leading marriage.
"I'm hoping an internship will lead to full-time copying."
Tags:intern, interns, internship, internships, copy, copies, copying, copier, copiers, career progression, career progressions, progress, progresses, progressing, full-time job, full-time jobs, job, jobs, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, ambitiousness, part time job, part time jobs, temp, temps, temping, temporary worker, temporary workers, career ambition, career ambitions, career, careers, careerist, careerism
"Blind loyalty, Gilliford, by God, that's a trait I like to see in a young man."
Tags:yes man, yes men, kiss butt, kiss up, kisses up, kissing up, loyal, loyalty, blind loyalty, suck up, sucks up, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, ambitiousness, trait, traits, career ladder, career ladders, careerist, careerists, careerism, intern, interns, executive, executives, business executive, business executives, boss, bosses, dishonest, dishonesty, corporate, corporate mentality, promote, promotes, promoting, promotion
"...I thought I was too smart, too idealistic to end up this way, but LOOK at me! I've become an entrenched bureaucrat!"
Tags:bureaucrat, bureaucracy, bureaucrats, bureaucracies, civil servants, civil service, bean counters, paper pusher, paper pushers, government, red tape, administration, administrator, civil servant, bean counter, paper shuffler, paper shufflers, idealist, idealism, entrenched, system, workplace, ambition, ambitions, career, careerism, careers, clerk
"Miss Gorce is in the embalming game."
"They can't see you right now - would you like a bottle while you're waiting?"
Tags:family, parents, children, business, office, management, executives, receptionists, wait, waits, waiting, toddler, toddlers, infant, infants, baby, babies, nanny, nannies, childcare, childcare worker, childcare workers, daycare, daycare center, daycare centers, inattentive parent, inattentive parents, careerist, careerists, careerism, mankoff
"...Everyone you meet on the way up, you'll meet again on the way down."
Tags:success, upward mobility, up, ups and downs, golden rule, kind, kindness, cruel, cruelty, insensitive, compassion, compassionate, selfish, self-centered, self-motivated, uncaring, advice, abuse, abusive, rude, disrespectful, business, career, careerism, advancement, single-minded, workplace, corporate ladder, corporate culture, promotion, promotions, demotion, demotions, demoting, promoting
Dorothy and Toto use their special talents to rapidly ascend the corporate ladder.
Tags:oz, wizard of oz, dorothy, toto, l.frank baum, witch, witches, wicked witches, wicked witch, business, corporation, corporate, strategy, promotion, promotions, corporate ladder, business ladder, corporate culture, ethic, ethics, leader, leadership, ruthless, ruthlessnes, merciless, pitiless, cruel, heartless, hard-hearted, cold-hearted, cold-blooded, literature, children's literature, advancement, professional advancement, hr, human resource, human resources, career, careerism
"The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat."
"Wait...what if the true meaning of life is not ambition and doing good work? What if happiness is the opposite...no job, no money, doing nothing, going nowhere?"
'Thank goodness we never have to worry about careerism.'