I’m glad I’m not the only one that finds the in-your-face “follow your passion… till you drop” sloganeering in these shared desk facilities somewhat oppressive.
Office Space is mentioned in this article–a movie that shaped my career. When it came out, I was like Peter Gibbons. Although I think I cared about work a bit more than he did. A few years later, I saw it again on TV; I was fucking Lumbergh. It was a wake up call for me. Within a month, I had quit my job. After taking some time off and reflecting, I changed things up for my next job. Thanks Mike Judge!
Perhaps this generation needs its own Office Space type movie, or YouTube or Instagram series.
photo & model by Devin J. Poore