Sunday, August 24, 2008

Enterprise: the place where dreams...

...Die? Come true? I've heard both- with valid arguments on each side. My friend, Adam, always affectionately referred to Enterprise Rent-A-Car as the place where dreams die. He wasn't saying it was a bad place to work- it's just that enterprise likes to recruit fresh college grads- you know, the energetic go-gett'em kids that still dream about saving the world. Enterprise is the place where dreams die because aspiring super heroes  cast aside their dreams, unknowingly at first, to put on a suit and climb the corporate ladder. And the truth is, at almost any ERAC meeting you attend, they'll go around the room introducing everybody and without fail, at least 4 or 5 people will say, "well, it was just a job right out of school. It was just supposed to be temporary... and now it's been 9 years, and I'm still here..." Not that that's a bad thing. Maybe we aren't saving the world- but we've got steady paychecks and good work in an uncertain economical time in the world. So maybe that dream of being a super hero does die. But that other dream- you know, the one where you get to pay your bills and can afford to buy groceries? That one gets to come true. 

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