Business Porn… A beautifully wrapped gift? Or a trap?

When I was busy doing a job in a multi-national company, I came across the glam and glitz of power, who I call it as ‘Business Porn’. Business porn is quite evident in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai or Pune. It is all about how you fancy people to climb the steps of heaven, the uppermost position in the company. It surely is a bumpy ride where you try two labels on you… Classic Louis Vitton or Fashion Street of Mumbai; that is you are either thrown in a trash for your misdoings or rewarded on a red carpet for a good deed. In a cold heart world of Business, you feel disconsolate about the on-going filthy politics in your office. How can you forget the icy treatment of your boss when your work is not prolific or giving any expected results? Your life is then unexamined. They say the unexamined life is not worth living, but what if the examining becomes your life? Is that a living? Or just procrastinating?  Is it time to stop questioning?

Boss spear me from the politics of your office
Boss spear me from the politics of your office

Business Porn is the fixation with false idols in business: big titles and big budgets, big magazine cover profiles, supremacy, adulation and to top it all, cash and lots of cash. Mr. Multiple-personality guy can only talk about the money to be made in his business, obviously who doesn’t want a bank full of money, but behind his sweet talks to hypnotize you, there is a rambling bubble full of mucky politics. “Oh you think you have earned it the right way?” is the only disguise I can think of at the moment looking at Mr. Multiple.

People often get involved with someone at a higher position in their company to indirectly tow themselves up at the same position. What happens after that in the office is like a Bollywood love scene. Ready… Camera… Lights… and action!! Take 25!! Love is in the air and you are nowhere!! This is an unlawful activity to be banished from the ‘Books of Business’. A reprehensible incident from Savdhaan India involuntarily popped into my mind, where an Air hostess gets involved with her boss and easily gets carried away to his bed by his charm. She reaches to a senior most position in just no time, realizes her boss’s misdeeds and leaves the company. Her boss tarnishes her reputation in every company she joins to get her back. The girl worn-out in her attempt to be successful in whichever job she takes up ultimately commits suicide. What a dreadful incident to remember!! Why be a ‘dust bin’ to throw away used things when you know you can be the ‘pen’ of a leader?

Fall into my trap baby!!
Fall into my trap baby!!

When you are a newbie in the business, everything can seem foreign… your boss, your colleagues and even your office boy. What you have to learn is the defense mechanism that can get us through the difficult times, how bad can it be? The reality we need is denial…  Say NO to injustice, intolerant behavior of your colleges or your boss, insight of the politics of the office. Beware of letter “I” future entrepreneurs!! We will consume ourselves on Blue chip address and the expensive clothes that overly successful people wear. Do you know why they wear such clothes? They wear them because they don’t know who they are without clothes. You tend to stick like a ‘fevicol ka jod’ to such avaricious gift wrappings of Business Porn, failing to understand that you are indirectly changing yourself for minting money, which will disappear when you fall down flat on your face in the same office.  Smack your boss hard on his face if he compels you to perform off-the-beam actions for a salary hike.

Business porn tells us that we need to behave like a cold-feet Business people, ruthlessly striving and working day and night and may be smashing someone else’s face to get ahead of them or stealing their bread and butter, if the situation demands for it and this is how you will dream of becoming big and dominant in your office. It’s good to be hard-working but not good to be hardly working to dive into the pool of money, following an immoral alleyway. Don’t get addicted to business porn. 

Addicted to business porn or your boss?
Addicted to business porn or your boss?

I’d request all the young birdies to play it safe and let others be safe in your hands. Be a cheerful employee or a leader, who know why they work and why people around them also work. Care about your people and about the planet. Don’t dare to challenge god by your inkiness, who can sell you into white slavery whenever he wants to. Yes it’s a forewarning from him!!  Be sure of your security and enjoy your work!!

 

7 thoughts on “Business Porn… A beautifully wrapped gift? Or a trap?”

  1. Seems like a article by someone who is not aware about corporate etiquette’s with less or zero experience in multinationals, just used the big complicated words/statements in the article making it unreadable.
    Bhasker

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  2. BhaskerTiwari Mr. Tiwari i have worked with two multinational companies till date, out of which one i forced myself to resign because I couldn’t tolerate the on-going politics and absolutely ridiculous behaviour or wrong work ethics of my boss and my seniors. The other multinational company i worked with, had strict business rules to follow with equal respect given to women. So whatever i have mentioned in my article is totally out of experience. The language that I have used is equivalent to what corporates use in business world. So it wasn’t difficult for me to draft this article.

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  3. I can totally relate to this article . I have been a victim of such intolerable behaviour at work too. Had I not taken a step and had I not told NO my boss would have made me his slave! You have done a good job Aanchal!!!

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  4. @sangeeta basu and @Amruta happy to know that you’ll can relate to my story. This is everywhere, in all the companies. Act smart and you’ll be saved from all the horror

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  5. @anchal, don’t you think this not just the problem with business place but rather can be a tale of any place, a college, a school or an ashram. To me its more about people than about place and mind it at every place you have all kinds of people and mostly its in places where work ethics or HR policies are for name sake.

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