Trust me I was shocked when a colleague decided to join the corporate slave train after being a free bird for while. For the sake of this blog, I’d call her Miss D.
Miss D after being a freelance online editor & writer for quite a chunk of her life in the industry (she’s still young though), decided to submit herself to the corporate slave market.
Funny how I actually turned down the firm where she’s now headed, for where she’d be leaving from. #Irony. It sure seems like 2 trains heading towards different directions but passing through the same terminal.
True! You may get more salary being a corporate slave, but then you seem to trade that for you freedom and creativity. Who cares, as long as it pays the bills? That sure seem to be a good point. But truth is we are different people with different destinations, but a good map out of the journey isn’t bad. I may be a corporate slave later but only as a phase.
A second friend and close too did choose (and saw it coming) to become a corporate slave but with plans to become a master someday – let’s call him Mr A. He is still a free bird during weekends and is sure climbing up the ladder fast. I don’t think Miss D may have the same chances, but who knows?
For me, I’m still a free bird and even when you put me in the corporate slave market, I promise to fly as long as my wings are not clipped and feathers ruffled. At least I’d try my best to, else I’m gonna go Phoenix on everybody.