sigh thats really the gist of this
now I may have some intent genetic talents....but everything I am and have done is through work. In school. I worked harder than others. I was working 30 hrs a week to help support my family in High school, but still managed to get A's and B's in high school. Not only that, because of the workload, I ummmmm...often skipped a lot of days of school ( My AP ENglish class gave me the award of most absent). I sill managed since middle school to corrupt the curves on tests. Middle school history test, turned my final in early, teacher was grading them and smiled when he got to mine. I got 2 questions wrong out of 150....class hated me....
kinda been my experience my whole life. people hating me due to me excelling. I actually wrote compendiums of all I learned up to 11th grade when it was 5 notebooks in length. That's when I took first college level history class in HS. Think that history scene in Good will hunting. That's when I learned, people just made this scheiße up And I further learned it applies to EVERYTHING, science, politics, etc. They are all lying to you.
Even my most successful career. I took a job at Macy's. Didnt want it, but I was on unemployment from my last job as a hotel manager and um couldnt refuse. so lowly salesperson. It was on commission tho, so I learned my product and sold my ass off. Made $17 an hour in 2003. Pretty much from the start. My other coworkers made min wage at the time, $6.50 (ie i sold 2.5x what they did). Did that for 3 yrs, increasing each year as I got more clientele. There were their special sale days that I would sell $10,000 in stuff a day+ which meant I made $800 in a day. One of those days, from so many phone calls asking people to come in to buy and staying 15 hrs to sell to people, I had nearly lost my voice from talking so much. I think thats glorious. My coworkers response? They called so many times to security as I must be doing something wrong to make so many sales, that I was taken off the salesfloor to talk to the 2nd in charge of the store...yeah just making money. I had made so many sales by noon, that i had 25% of the whole store's sales ( of some 200 salespeople). My store manager's response? You need to tighten that tie.
Eventually, the manager's bought into the lie that I must be doing something wrong and constricted me to 1 department where I waited on 2 customers a day.. I read a lot of books in those 2 months, including the collective works of HG wells. only like 1500 pages. sadly I left that tome at the store when I quit including my nice altho ripped leather suede jacket. so they forced me out, by cutting my pay 60%. After I left their sales for mattresses fell 70% and their sales for luggage fell 50% for the YEAR. MUHAHHA, cuz its not skill, its just scamming people. Damn I wish I knew the address of the person who dismissed my case (its all internal) where i could point this out..., literally 100,000s of $ lost for for store. yay
that's the worst case of the drive to medocrity I've seen since high school. 2nd was working at Kane's furniture where people were kinda jealous that I would only work 40 hrs yet sold more than them.
so have any of you guys been persecuted for being above average?
or do you want to admit you were jealous or took down people who worked harder than you?
5 years ago
09 Sep 2013 10:19 CEST