The term ‘an alpha company’ is used as an analogue of ‘an alpha male’ - the dominant male in a group.
I work for a beta company.
The line about this company won’t benefit much my resume. I won’t see it in the 500 Forbes list. It’s not rewarded annually with all this pompousness and numerous interviews with top executives (PR-managers are on their mission). It doesn’t set the trends, rather it catches up with them. Yet it has its share on the market. It gives jobs to a number of people. It makes profits. …
They’re definitely out of my league. I mean employers.
It felt like this 20 years ago when I was a graduate — naïve, openhearted, full of hopes. They are gods. I’m nothing.
My first job was in sales. The company was small; all the teammates were neither friendly nor too supportive; sometimes I experienced a kind of soft bulling — not that much to feel drastically confused yet not motivational. I was coping with all the pleasant issues of being a rookie, working hard and dreaming about a better life — i.e. having the status of a professional.
Sometimes you need this one — just to unwind or tackle some strictly practical issues. You aren’t sure it’s worth the gamble, yet you start the game.
You’re limited to 24 hours for both of them — the constant one and, so to say, the optional. So, you are forced to switch between them all the time, and it requires the hack of time and effort.
The most challenging part is when both of them need you at the same time. …