Corporate plagiarism

Before I started college, I had little time in between, so I decided to take a brief course in design, photography and publishing. One of the lessons that we learned was the importance of copyright and giving credit where it’s due. We were taught not only about some of the legal repercussions but also how to protect our work. Later on, in college as well, we learned the repercussions of plagiarism and how to cite sources for our papers.

Where am I going with all this?

Well, recently I’ve been noticing more and more, people tend to take credit for other people’s ideas. People seem to forget to give credit where it’s due and tend to pass on other’s ideas as their own. I see it happening to me and others around me. In many instances, it is done is such a way and such a moment that there is almost no chance for someone to speak up and claim the idea or work as their own.

I get that the corporate world is extremely competitive…. it’s a dog eat dog world out there, as they say. But, I would think that some people, particularly senior executives would be ashamed of such behavior.

The important lessons that I learned about plagiarism and copyright don’t seem to have any place in the real world. It’s sad I wasn’t taught how to deal with corporate politics and be clever enough to claim credit.

I can only hope that somehow the truth comes out and people are discovered for being a fraud. I am always being accused of having a naive view of the world, I suppose this is yet another one of them.

Just not right

I think there are days when I just don’t feel right. I’m sure it happens to everyone once in a while. Today is just one of those days. I’ve been feeling out of sorts, mentally. I can’t seem to focus, although I got through the day and did finish most of my work. Still, something feels off. I’m troubled and anxious…probably even a little depressed. I know I have my exam coming up and I have the feeling that I don’t remember anything I have studied and I don’t have enough time to study enough. I’m sure people have much bigger worries in life. For now, this small worry of mine is eating at me.

*Sigh*. It’s just one of those days….

Picture Searches

I like doing picture searches. I guess it’s true, a picture paints a thousand words. So yes, my favorite thing to do on google is a picture search. These days, it’s getting increasingly frustrating. Every time I want to follow a link to a blog or website, I realize that the picture is pinned on Pinterest. It’s very annoying. I try following the link and just get lost in the person’s board. I almost never get to the actual website and almost never end up reading the blog / article. I know a lot of people who are anti-Pinterest, and think it’s a form of plagiarism. Personally, I don’t see what purpose it serves and it just seems to be getting in my way.

I may just be using the technology wrong so, please feel free to educate me.

have a good day.

People confuse me

I feel like I am thoroughly confused by people every day. It seems like I never learn to expect the unexpected. People’s actions baffle me. I don’t understand why people are sometimes so nasty, when they don’t really need to be. I think some people think that being an asshole gives them the upper hand. They derive some deluded sense of power and probably feel like they have achieved something.

I know I’m  probably ranting and this isn’t the most positive post. But unfortunately, I’m  facing a lot different characters in my life, some from the same people and some from different people. It doesn’t cost anything to be nice. Being aggressive is not the same as being assertive. I think a lot of people mistake that. When you are in control, people should respect you. And if you need to make people respect you there’s always a better way to do it. Even a complaint can be done with some class, without dragging everything through the mud.

Ok….. I’m ending my rant here. I look forward to a world where people are nicer to each other, less arrogant and less deceitful.