An expectation that you don't take time away from work to eat.
An expectation that because food is provided at work, you'll eat at work.
An expectation that other people can control your schedule and you can't deny a meeting
This all sounds soul crushing to me.
But then again I've always been suspicious of companies who incorporate 'We are a Family not a business' as part of their capital B Brand. Google doesn't have a HQ they have a Campus (ditto Apple and Facebook), Ikea doesn't have employees it has 'Co-Workers'.
The need to emphasize that working for company X isn't just a JOB it's a PASSION or VOCATION makes my mental cult alarm bells start to ring.
Nineworlds is a All flavours Geek convention in London I attend. So far I've not missed any and I'm proud to have been one to the Kickstarter backers who enabled the first event to happen.This year (2018) the event takes place on August 10th-12th 2018 and as it's a residential three day convention the hosting hotel is Novotel London West.This is the third year that the convention will be held at…
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I've been a Clive Barker fan most of my adult life. I read him way before he was mostly associated with the original Hellraiser film(s) and in interviews he always seemed very confident and.. surprised at what other people saw in his work. Also being asked to explain his work always seemed to bemuse him. I grew up, attended university and mostly dropped out of horror fandom. The fashion was more for the grotesque and less for the fantastical and psychological strands of the medium which initially drew me in. I hadn't thought about the author in a while, it appears he's had a turbulent few years but is now recovering
I am fascinated by Modern Grifters and scam artists. In an age where (it seems) so easy to check that someone is who they say they are, I always wonder how they get away with what they do for so long? Is it a sense of entitlement? A form of mental illness? A natural predisposition to manipulate others? When the scams are high enough level is it simply playing the part and "money calling to money"?
Anna Delvey [aka Anna Sorkin] is (according to Wikipedia):
" ..a Russian-German woman who was involved in the socialite scene in Manhattan. In 2017, she was arrested on six charges of grand larceny for allegedly scamming wealthy New York City business acquaintances and several hotels."
- Anna Delvey
Delvey's fraudulent activities may have cost her victims in excess of $275,000, and is awaiting sentencing sometime during September 2018. The Variety story paints a picture of a women who didn't' really seem to be enjoying any of her ill gotten gains. Constantly looking over her shoulder and even when confronted with evidence of her lies, simply daisy-chaining more blatant lies to cover up her schemes.