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Do we ever really graduate?

I was following a school bus to my office a while back, when it occurred to me…not much has changed in my life since my high school days. I’ve been in the corporate office environment since 1990, and I still:

  • Sit at a desk every day
  • Complete assignments in a timely manner, and…
  • Receive grades (aka “annual evaluations”)
  • Attend regular continuing education and compliance classes
  • Participate in mandatory socialization (diversity and inclusion training, health classes, team-building exercises reminiscent of field trips)
  • Navigate the social cliques
  • Pack a lunch…and eat by myself in the lunch room
  • Plan my life around “the weekend”
  • Refer to the office buildings as a “campus”

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