Excerpt from “Corporate Crap” – ProloguePublished November 16, 2018
SINCE 1978, I have worked for and with dozens of organizations.
I was an employee at some, a contractor at others. Working
in corporate communications—writing executive speeches,
employee publications, shareholder reports, and other
organizational propaganda—I got to see a lot of companies
up close and personal. I’ve worked with Fortune 500 CEOs,
accompanied sales reps on customer calls, and learned waste
management in the bowels of factories.
I’ve dealt with Finance, fought with Legal, and attempted to
match wits with Human Resources. My employers and clients
have ranged from medical and biotech giants, to restaurants and
food-service suppliers, to chemical and auto-parts manufacturers.
I’ve worked in cubicles and had a corner office on the top floor
of Chicago’s Prudential Building—and not in that order.