Summer intern: “Why do people stay behind working so late? Are they being forced?!” *wide eyed*
Supervisor: “Oh no we don’t force anyone here. I’m not going to tell you the answer, but if you observe the people here, you’ll realise they have an enthusiasm for their work and really, people just really love the company!”
Yes of course, why else would I be typing up presentations in bed on a Sunday night?
What strikes me as crazy though is the things people can bring themselves to say – the number of people who unfailingly spew PC corporate-speak when trying to befriend you while their eyes flash “FAKE” like a broken slot machine is astonishing.
Sometimes I sit in the office and wonder if I’m the last unbrainwashed person on Earth.