As promised, I will be adding a blog series of my recent vacation…
It’s back to work today. The very first thing I was hit with before 7AM this morning was an eager manager-type asking me if I was attending the “optional mandatory” golf outing. I told him squarely that I did not golf…and he said “it would really be in your best interest to go golfing with everyone…we wouldn’t want to think of you as a non-team player.” So here we go again…with the company-gestapo demanding that everyone attend these “optional” team building things. I.e. if I don’t go golfing with these people, my review at the end of the year will indicate that I am an introverted non-team player and I will get a 1% raise versus the 7% raise that the golfers get.
I do not golf…and I do not like golf. I think golf courses are a huge waste of land, water and valuable real estate. But I know that some people live for golf. So I respect that. Why can’t these people respect my dislike of golf?
The bottom line is that I am not going to go on a golfing outing. I am also not going to mischarge the government by charging my golfing time to my regular contract. No, I was not told to do this, but it is clearly implied.
Well..I had better get back to work.