Playing the Game
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To say playing the game is hard for me is a understatement. Since I know both sides of the coin now it took me 5 gigs to finally calm down to play it. Like I said in the I apologize podcast once you know what the game is about then you have to then learn to act like you don’t see what the devil is doing. If you grew up like me then you hate this whole enjoy working while I get all the pay ass angle. You have to be disciplined to concentrate on what you’re there for and that’s it. I have lost focus plenty of times but now I think I got the shit downpacked and am ready to make a run on the plantation.
Whenever I get a gig it’s usually for a good chunk of money. Since the plantation likes to try to give 10 cents on the dollar when I get more than that most slaves feel the need to challenge me to prove I deserve it. Now the plantation knows I deserve it as they wouldn’t give it to me but since slaves want to know where I come from and exactly how I got there I usually go through a 30 day period of questions. Bitches that don’t have the knack usually try very hard to prove I’m not that good and the plantation made a mistake. Since the owner wants to see it for theirselves they don’t mind the Head Slave In Charge trying me.
Now I usually know more than them so it doesn’t take long. But, when I first got back to consulting as you have been reading I’m in for a month or two and then out of there. But, now I finally got the right mix of bullshit and believablity to maneuver properly. So with that being said I thought I’d share them with you.
- Say you don’t drink – This will stop people from asking you to hang out with them after work and they will think you are disciplined.
- Hobby Weight Lifting – Since most folks have hobbies they see on TV weight lifting usually requires too much effort for people who’d rather ride a bike.
- Say you have bad knees – If you’re a Man and bigger than most they will ask you did you play sports.. of course you did but you don’t want to play some homothug games with them so bad knees cover that.
- Bring a lunch – Lunch usually implies you are on a diet or on a budget but either way you won’t be going with them to Olive Garden.
Now this will give you the much needed room to just make money and go home. From all of the restrictions you place on yourself most slaves will start to think you are a deeply religious person or a very disciplined person. Either way none of those traits are bad and will be respected in the long run. It’ll also make people think you aren’t bullshitting.
But, again these are temporary tactics as you take what you need from the plantation to build your own. Enjoy!