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Just yesterday, one promoter was teasing another "otaku" promoter and interrogating what the "otaku's" 5 year goals were... In another words, where this "otaku" promoter sees himself in 5 years' time...
You know, the classic question you get during job interviews or annual performance reviews.
Its basically a "veiled" attempt to put down the "otaku" promoter after discovering he was a polytechnic diploma holder.
People can be "unintentionally" cruel.
This after knowing the "otaku" promoter wanted to be a pilot in his 20s...Rejected. Wanted to sign on in the Navy as IT specialist... Rejected.
The promoter asking the question is in his early 30s. Before joining this sales line, he was a shift manager at McDonalds in Malaysia.
I see it as a case of 50 steps laughing at 100 steps.
The "otaku" promoter understandably - after many career setbacks - replied he has no goals. He lived one day at a time. (I always see him smiling and joking on the selling floor; while his tormenter is always under self-imposed stress)
I knew the "if you fail to plan; you plan to fail" bayonet twisting will come soon. So I just casually chimed in that I have no goals too!
This shut-up the promoter doing the "bullying".
He knew my "pecking order" at this selling floor. Many things he can't do; I can do.
Sales is very realistic. Those who can sell; talk louder.
This promoter is struggling at the bottom of the 4th division himself...
Notice a similar pattern in our community?
Those who struggle are the loudest parrots of conventional wisdom that everyone already knew.