I am being forced to go for a company team-building thingy over the weekend. It wouldn’t be too bad, if it wasn’t in Malaysia at some cheap resort. I need to report at 6am on Saturday, sit in a bus for 2-3 hours before a day of boring corporate mumbo-jumbo and forced interaction. We all have to do a performance, like a dance or something. And they put us in rooms of 4. It’s bad enough that I have to share a room, some rooms have double beds, i.e. we have to share beds. And I am in a room with colleagues I have never met. People I wouldn’t recognise on the street. They better put me in a room with 2 single beds otherwise I am going to be even more grumpy than I already am.

Why isn’t this thing optional? Or why can’t they just have it here? Have they no regard what employees actually want. As an easily motion sick, high introverted individual, who hates socialising, this weekend is going to be challenging. On the plus side though I am bringing books, so maybe I will get some reading done.

10 thoughts on “Captive

  1. Omg…. I would flip my shit if I had the possibility to be sleeping in a bed with someone I didn’t know. Or anyone. Unless they’re like, “Paul, we ran out of space, so you’ll have to be in a room with Cindy, our hot intern. It’s a king bed. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.” But even that would suck, because I’d be a gentleman and sleep on the floor. Poor Cindy.

    Anyway, good luck. Watch out with the books. I find when I go to business things and I’m reading, people see a flag over my head that says, “I’m burying my head in this book because I want you to talk to me!”

    • Thanks for the warning but that’s exactly what I want people to think when they see me reading :p I want them to leave me alone. I can’t have a hot intern room/bed mate situation because it’s all organised by same gender. And in case anyone is wondering I am straight. I really don’t want to share a bed with anyone. Argh.

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  3. Wow, this sounds like a terrible idea, especially for an introvert. The thought of being forced into non-stop social interaction for a whole weekend makes me want to hide. Hope it went okay for you.

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