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The ‘Red Pill’ and ‘Game’ of workplaces and careers

07 Oct

Any of you out there job-hunting?

Of course you are. If not, chances are, you will be in the future.

ElectricAngel brought my attention to this woman and her writings. (Just so you’re aware: You may not be able to see links to all of her posts – up to 174 as of this writing – on one single screen unless you have a membership there and are logged in, and in fact, I’m not sure if you can see them with just a free membership or if you need a premium one – right now, I’m doing the one month free trial of the premium membership. Anyway, I know that in my other browser, in which I’m not logged in, I can only see a handful of them.)

My mind is blown.

Finally, someone who gets that the system is broken, and understands how and why that is so – hence one could say she has a ‘Red Pill’-esque understanding of the world of modern workplaces and their hiring methods.

And who has strategies for surmounting the obstacles and challenges created by this situation – hence one could say she’s figured out how people can ‘Game’ the system.

Traditional cover letters and resumes?

Forget them, she advises. Instead, do this and this.

And she has loads of advice on how to approach those annoying, bullshit, oh-so-typical interview questions.

See hereherehere, herehere, here, here, and here, for example.

What if they say they think you’re ‘overqualified’? See here and here. (BTW, doesn’t that strategy remind one of ‘agree and amplify‘? Interestingly, she herself compares marketing oneself for jobs to dating…)

Now, if you scan her posts, she does appear to be somewhat ‘progressive’ on certain matters, but not a narrow-minded, unthinking ‘SJW’, else she wouldn’t write old-fashioned, common-sense POV stuff like this and this.

She’s like the F. Roger Devlin and the Roissy of the work world…

“Tolle, lege!”

Just for fun, I’ll leave you with an anecdote she revealed in this piece:

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Yikes!

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13 Comments

Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

13 responses to “The ‘Red Pill’ and ‘Game’ of workplaces and careers

  1. electricangel

    October 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Three wourds, Will: flip the script. Make them want you, chase you, think you are the prize. This is Roissy, as you point out, applied to emplouyment. Go get ’em!

     
  2. Will S.

    October 7, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Indeed! 🙂

     
  3. infowarrior1

    October 7, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    @electricangel

    Three words* and employment*

    Spellcheck man spellcheck.

     
  4. Will S.

    October 7, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    He’s just making fun of us Commonwealthers, infowarrior1, for our keeping the ‘u’ in ‘saviour’, ‘flavour’, ‘savour’, ‘harbour’, etc., where them Yanks drop it. 🙂

     
  5. Eric

    October 7, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I wouldn’t hire any worker who showed up with a furry hat and guyliner and started negging on my hair.

    Forget ‘workplace game’. Workplace MGTOW is what it’s all about. Work for yourself and YOU set the terms and don’t have to deal with interviews, resumes, and crap.

     
  6. Will S.

    October 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    True…

     
  7. elmer

    October 7, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Sounds like she read my essays on Employment Game :

    http://www.the-spearhead.com/2011/09/05/employment-game-part-iii-prospecting

     
  8. Will S.

    October 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Ah!

     
  9. electricangel

    October 8, 2014 at 12:22 am

    @Infowarrior,

    I feel so bad about the US depriving the world’s u-makers of a larger market for their U’s that I usually add extra. It’s all in gooud fun.

     
  10. oogenhand

    November 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Reblogged this on oogenhand.

     
  11. disenchantedscholar

    November 30, 2014 at 5:45 pm

     

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