The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

R/GA Get Me …

Starting a new job is always slightly unnerving.

You want to make a quick, positive impression but you don’t know how everything works so you often end up asking ridiculous questions just to work out how to get through the day. To make it worse, you know people are judging your every move and so you can often end up presenting a side of you that really isn’t you at the very time you need to be showing exactly who you are and what you can do.

So while I am still on my probation at R/GA, I was kind-of happy they said they wanted to take a photo of me so they could use it in some material.

The happiness wasn’t because I love my photo taken [would you with a face like mine?] it’s because by them wanting publicly acknowledge I work for them, it seems I’m doing OK.

I say ‘seems’, because this is the photo they have ended up using.

They took quite a few pictures.

Some are – even by my ‘hate myself’ standards – OK.

And yet they ended up choosing the most ‘mischievous, caught in the act of evil, I’m-going-to-fuck-with-you, prepare-for-hell’ photo they could find, which can only mean this is their way of telling me I have 3 months to convince them to keep me because right now, they think I am a bit of an asshole.

Unfortunately, this only makes me like them and respect them more.



I think they captured the essence of you perfectly. Both in the image taken and the colour format they used.

Comment by George

So much for being ‘nice guy George’.

On the positive, Andy will be proud of you for once.

Comment by Rob

you took your fucking time auntie.

Comment by andy@cynic

Comment by Bazza

👏 👏👏

Comment by George

Damn you Baz.

Though I laughed … which makes me doubly disappointed with myself.

Comment by Rob

for once in your life baz, you did something good.

Comment by andy@cynic

I agree with George and Baz. Plus I’ve seen much worse photos of you in my time Rob.

Comment by Pete

That is also true Pete … basically any photo from my teens is worse than this and that’s saying something.

Comment by Rob

Not just your teen years Rob. I have evidence.

Comment by Pete

campbells face is a better form of contraception than a 12 condom covered prick. jill is a fucking saint.

Comment by andy@cynic

I guess it could have been worse (better?)… they could have used a picture of your stock photo-twin.

Comment by Gus

Wouldn’t that be better for everyone?
Except the stock photo twin.

Comment by Pete

A missed opportunity, yes.

Comment by Gus

You seem to have overlooked the obvious reason that the photo is to be issued to security so that they know who to keep out of the building.

Comment by John

jesus fucking christ.

Comment by andy@cynic

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