Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Corporate training and truths about the sexes



Hooray! (Not sarcastic.) Newspapers are only a bad memory. After six months of technically temping, in which I’ve demonstrated my old-school work ethic, I’m a made man at the job, being a Mad Man online and by phone (I’m a copywriter dealing with sales reps and customers), working with nice twentysomethings in a booming business. (A new grad can go from temp gofer to supervisor in six months.) Part of that upgrade of course is watching human-resources department films/videos. Probably the same all over: doubtlessly well meant, like political correctness (a Christian heresy) generally, but starring people who can’t act in skits that seem like they were written and directed by aliens guessing how people behave.

In the old America such conduct matters fall under fairness, good manners, and common sense, including local managers’ discretion.

The sexual-harassment one was interesting not for any prurient reason but because the casting and directing reflected some Roissyan truths polite society doesn’t acknowledge, with exceptions such as this golden-era (old America) parody from ‘SNL’. Unattractive man clumsily touches woman and awkwardly asks her out. (In the real video, skinny geek and middle-aged girl next door.) Most women aren’t helpless damsels in that scenario; often more socially skilled than men, they effortlessly fend off betas and omegas, harmless but annoying, hitting on them. (Feminism’s hypocritical/self-serving, making the screening out easier.) Clueless Guy needs some coaching, maybe literally from a PUA pro: upgrade the look and mimic alpha social skills. (The stuff naturals learn automatically when they’re teenagers. Fake it till you make it; looking and acting cooler actually changes you so you’re more successful: more likely to talk to girls, and with the right attitude.) Natural or learned, a touch of game helps love make the world go around. But of course that’s beyond what an employer can or should tell you.

P.S. Great comment from Facebook: evangelicalism has its version of this. Church girl tells beta or omega asking her out that she’s given up dating as un-Christian, then God tells her to date when an alpha shows up.

3 comments:

  1. "Great comment from Facebook: evangelicalism has its version of this. Church girl tells beta or omega asking her out that she’s given up dating as un-Christian, then God tells her to date when an alpha shows up."

    Holey crikey, that was my Evangelical Youth Group experience in a nutshell. This was also the era when that wretched I Kissed Dating Good-Bye came out and filled every non-game guys head with nonsense. I grew up long after highschool, but even I called bull when that book came out.

    So many girls would say they had given up dating and would only use courtship with a potential spouse. Needless to say, many girls ended up moving in with their game/PUA boyfriends after HS youth group let them into the world. I guess some things never change.

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  2. Congratulations fogey! Prayers for your continued success.

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  3. Thanks for putting my FB comment on here YF! I actually had the book M. Jordan Lichens mentioned on my mind when I wrote that. Unfortunately that was before I knew anything about "game" (thanks for introducing me to Roissy a year ago by the way), so I was your typical Beta type that believed what they said, until of course, an Alpha came alone and God's will suddenly changed lol.

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