susan_forsburg at QM.SALK.EDU
Sun Jan 21 16:00:32 EST 1996
M. Doreen Jones wrote:
> It is indeed a sad state of affairs when half the population feels
> that in order to succeed they must change their behavior to adapt
> to that of the other half...I'm just not comfortable with the
> whole thing. ......
> .....(snip)............ after 35
> years I feel that because I want to succeed in my career I
> am being coerced into acting in ways that I find borderline
> unethical and simply arrogant.
I feel VERY much the same way and it frustrates me immensely. why
should I have to act like these people in order to get my
accomplishments recognized? i dont want to be an arrogant pushy
jerk. The further I go in this profession the more I despair at the
evident necessity of this behaviour and its success.
> I guess my final question to all is: "Can one succeed in a career
> without playing hardball?"
I think the problem is that those with the power and
influence do play hardball, and reward those who behave the same
S L Forsburg
susan_forsburg at qm.salk.edu
"I don't speak for the Institute,
and the Institute doesnt speak for me."
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