, yet disconcerting
no longer work for your benefit
anymore. This usually comes after graduation
, when one goes for employment
in the real world
. Its the realization that no longer are parents
there to nurture
you, the school
there to educate
you, and companies
there to woo
you for your business
Suddenly, its your job to put everyone else first. Its your job to care for other people, for you to instruct others. Its you who is now metaphorically licking the shoes of the potential customer who may bring a few extra dollars for your employers. You're not working for yourself; You work for your company, whose sole purpose is to make money to please the executives, the customers, and the shareholders. And while they will never admit it, the simple and plain fact is that you don't matter.
You are an means to an end, and the company will exploit that until you are no longer profitable.