THREAT: Deconstructing the Establishment & Rat Race Inc.

I represent a huge threat to companies that are not valuing their employees. Companies who do not have a positive work environment. 
Who have a high turn over rate but look at themselves and wonder why… Who adopt progressive language and thoughts but who truly are just another mill where working their employees like an assembly line robot is the modus operandi.
No matter how much you wish to hold on to what you think is your perceived “good thing”… Let me tell you a little secret- change is hard. Change is not something that you can throw a few mandatory social gatherings and wish away. Money thrown at the problem is not enough. Lip service is not enough. A few after work happy hours is not enough. A present or a gift card is not enough.
Destruction of old beliefs, dismantling of bad habits by the establishment, those in management and changes in rules, expectations and behaviors- after all those things are done- Congrats, you have only began to scratch the surface! 
One of the most important things I learned in undergrad- THE MASTER’S TOOLS WILL NEVER DISMANTLE THE MASTER’S HOUSE. 
Meanwhile, you sit and you wait because you don’t realize that there are a million other options out there. But most importantly, there is an awesome job waiting, if only you would let go of what is not serving you. Fear rules you. Monday through Friday, you subscribe to your fears and anxieties about what the future holds and what life is like at a job you do not love. At no point are you in the present moment- you are numb.
No, you are not alone in hating where you work. You are not going crazy. You may not be able to pin point what is wrong but you know that there is something off… 
There is a better way. I left for happiness. I realized that happiness is within me. Happiness is waking up and being at peace – with or without a job. I will find that place that is a great match to my awesomeness. I am a unicorn… 

I would like to go back in time- many people have asked me over the years- “Oh, Mary, what will you do with a major in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies?” 
Well, darling, I am going to tell Rat Race Inc where they can shove it. I am going to deconstruct and f*ck with the way we think of “work.” Speak truth to power. I am a Blogger. I am a DISRUPTOR. I will keep preaching the Gospel of Mary. 
I am no longer scared to speak. I want people to know that their misery is common- and that is an absolute shame. Don’t do crap work- DO NOT SETTLE. Don’t sell your soul. 
What will you do to get OUT? Step with courage and confidence- the Universe will support you 🙂 Sometimes, you have to step through the pain in order to be well healed.

I Get Out by Lauren Hill

I get out
I get out of all your boxes
I get out
You can’t hold me in these chains
I’ll get out […]

Cuz now I understand, you just wanna use me
You say love, then abuse me
You never thought you’d loose me
But how quickly we forget that nothin’ is for certain […]

You thought I’d stay here hurtin’
Your guilt trip’s just not workin’
Repressin’ me to death ‘cuz now I’m choosin’ life, yo
I take the sacrifice, yo, if everything must go, then go
That’s how I choose to live

That’s how I choose to live
No more compromises, I see past your diguises
Blindin’ through mind control, stealin’ my eternal soul
Appealin’ through material to keep me as your slave

Photos by me from the Killer Heels Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. An amazing exhibit open through February 15, 2015. The S&M theme totally aligns when talking about cr*p work environments- don’t you think? O:p

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2 thoughts on “THREAT: Deconstructing the Establishment & Rat Race Inc.

  1. This post is EVERYTHING! I love how you used the same song I used as my motivation to leave my “corporate virus”! People are scared because society is constantly conditioning us on their fucking thoughts and opinions. I thank the Universe for kindred souls and my Dear you are one of them!

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  2. Oh my God Asha, thank you for your kind words! It was kismet to have met you! So glad that you enjoyed the post- the song was actually provided by a friend on fb- he posted the song at the exact moment I added my post & he pointed out the synchronicity… that song is powerful! Thank you for reading & commenting 🙂

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