In corporate life, most people do not get the chance to express themselves.
So, here is yours truly trying to decode what we say vs what we actually mean.
- What we say: Yes, it works.
What we mean: I hate you. Thoda aur effort karo!
- What we say: Aligned
What we mean: Bhai tujhe samajh aaya jo tune bola?
- What we say: Sure
What we mean: What-EVER
- What we say: Lmk if you have any questions
What we mean: Why can’t you be smart enough to understand this basic English?
- What we say: Thanks!
What we mean: Get lost!!
- What we say: Thanks for the help
What we mean: Damn, I have to work on it more, now.
- What people say: Here is a small change
What they actually mean: You all screwed up. Now, here is how I will screw you.
Yesterday, I read a post from Tim Denning where he said everyone must start a business once in their lifetimes to see if it is truly for them. I think everyone must pay heed to Tim.
Because you know what, we accept these corporate lies because we have stopped being true to ourselves. May that not happen to you.