Boss Man wants me to recruit people to sell our products for an upcoming launch.
He says to me in our meeting, “Use whatEVER means, necessary. You gotta talk to these guys like they’re a buncha horny idiot frat brothers…you catch my drift?”
I linger for a second with my default look of confusion, staring at him in complete disbelief as I’m not sure if he’s saying what I THINK he’s saying.
Boss Man continues to reiterate my thoughts, “I’m saying DON’T be professional, DON’T be all soft and shit like you usually are, and DO NOT BACK DOWN if they say no at first!”
And there it is: Boss Man has given the order.
I’m not quite sure what it is about him or our dynamic that makes me obey absolutely ANYTHING he tells me to do…and like the little asian woman that I am I seek to not only OBEY but to also OBLITERATE any sense of a less than PERFECT delivery of results.
I nod in agreement and Boss Man nods back.
I get up to leave and with my back now turned to him, he screams from behind me, “Send Big Z a dirty pic too…he mails hard…and he’s into that.”
Without turning around and without hesitation, I throw my pointer finger in the air and scream back in reply, “DONE.”
What have I gotten myself into…?