Last summer, I wrote an article called Do You Have A Wedgie About Communications?
In that article, I shared some ways that people have wedgies when it comes to communication, including:
1. I won’t text people, that’s not for business
2. I won’t put my resume online
3. I won’t leave a message when I call someone because they should just answer the phone immediately
4. I won’t sit down and have coffee with someone unless there is definite business involved
Recently, I have determined that there probably are career opportunities to help remove people’s wedgies about communication, relationships and other hangups.
If you are interested in a career as a wedgeologist, the job description probably would read like this:
1. Must be able to tell people like it is
2. Provide or refer for insultant services when necessary (a consultant who insults you when necessary)
3. Perform wedgectomy surgeries (either outpatient or inpatient) to remove permanent wedgies like “we’ve always done it that way” or “I had a terrible experience in 1984 with that product and I still want to cry about it”
4. Must provide clients with reason to believe their wedgie would be much more comfortable if removed (i.e if you stop complaining about politics, you’d see people would probably get along with you better)
I am still working on my own training as a wedgeologist, but I have found that generally if I am clearer and succinct with people, they usually respond to my “treatment”.