Hello. My name is Malachi Brown. Actually it’s not – that’s just a name that I made up. It popped into my head one day, and I decided I wanted to use it for this blog. To all those real people called Malachi Brown – I hope you don’t mind if I borrow your name for a while. I will try and return it to you intact, and I apologise if I cause you any inconvenience.
Why am I writing this blog?
I am writing this blog, for purely therapeutic reasons. I am in fact trying to set up another blog in my real name – a professional blog about technical matters, with a view to eventually starting my own business. I happen to be a tax lawyer (there, I bet that’s put you off if you’re reading this) – and the subject matter is very hard. So hard, that I’m having a trouble with writing my material. I need a rest from it all.
What is this blog about?
Umm. Try the Wonderful World of Work. That’s what it says in the title, so I suppose that’s what it must be about.
I was thinking of the title “I Hate my Boss” – but of course, that’s most likely been taken by someone else, and it’s also a little too narrow. Anyway, I don’t hate my boss – I can’t hate my boss – because at this present moment, he and me are one and the same.
No, this blog is about the Wonderful World of Work. It is intended to be partly about my own experiences, but also about my observations. About what I’ve seen in my own working life, and also from others. It is NOT a memoir – it is also NOT supposed to be a whingefest about all the low down dirty double crossing cheaters that have wronged me – well, there might be a bit about that, but not too much I hope. If there is…well, thank God I’ve borrowed the name of Malachi Brown.
I had thought that this would be a bit like Lord Chesterfield’s letters to his son, giving advice about the perils and pitfalls of working life. Unfortunately, I am not an expert. There are plenty of books and blogs about which tell you what to do and what not to do. Ive even read some of them. Not that they helped me.
You see, as far as the World of Work is concerned, I’m a failure. I haven’t achieved success because I couldn’t play the game that is called office politics. I knew there was a game to be played – I could even see it being played by others. But somehow I wasn’t able to play it myself. However, be that as it may, I hope you – whoever you are – may find some use from what I have to say. I will do my best to entertain you.
Without any more ado, Welcome Dear Reader, to the Wonderful World of Work.