Tuesday, January 18, 2011

To all the people who tell me it's time to leave the business.

Listen, I like to complain. I don't like accepting things as they are. I don't like accepting stupidity, pomposity, bombast. And there's a lot about our industry that sucks.

But I have fun in this business. Doing good work, helping clients, colleagues is enriching.

Complaining is our right.

Lay off, ok.


@rebrivved said...

Here's the thing about complaining. It's like a release valve on a radiator. You need to do it or you'll blow. Second, it helps the rest of us see that we're not the only ones. Third, every once in awhile, it actually does some good. Thanks for all your bitching.

Jake P said...

I'll echo @rebrivved and simply add that you're also one of my favorite storytellers. Carry on, Geo!

Red Red said...

Don't leave the business. If you do, then we'll be stuck with the mofos who are telling you to leave the business.

Anonymous said...

Don't leave the business, find the right agency for your talents. A totally different issue altogether. Other wise its jus ranting.


mary said...

very good. i never told you its time to leave the business. and i wouldnt.

i like your blog for your writing. and i like that you complain. i like that you admit that there are things that you dont like.

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

i wouldn't call you unreasonable for all its meanings. but i think it is only reasonable to share thoughts on things that suck. others might call that unreasonable. but to rephrase shaw: its the only way to move things.

anyway, i lay off now or i will be known as a creepy sycophant. that would suck.