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You are surrounded by manipulators, glory-seekers, people weighing the costs and benefits of their actions, and folks trying to decide when to be a good neighbor, and when to cheat Is this the latest episode of “Survivor” or just another day at the office? The premise of “Survivor” is simple: one by one, 16 men and women vote their fellow contestants off the island. The last one still there wins a million bucks. The Machiavellan-inspired motto: “Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.” Perhaps one of the reasons the show is so popular is because the rules of the game in the reality TV show are not so different from office politics. “MARYANN WILL FILL IN QUOTES HERE,” said ????, The best way is to avoid getting into office skirmishes is to go straight to the people who are targeting you and make sure the powers that be know your contributions, career experts say. Know your key rival’s strengths and weaknesses and try to make their shortcomings your strengths. And the best way to rise above office politics is to do a good job, and align your goals with those of the company. But of course, the dark side of that is that some people will try to take all the credit, or unfairly cut his or her colleagues off at the pass in order to sprint ahead. “If you were laying there dying of thirst, I’d let vultures take you,” Survivor Susan told her former friend Kelly in the show’s final episode. Not nice. But sitting in your cubicle quietly won’t keep you above the fray either The loudest tend to get noticed more, so it is best to stand up and be counted, experts advise. Given that, how would last season’s winning survivor, Richard Hatch, do in corporate survival? Though he won points for his fishing skills, the American public had a strong dislike for Hatch’s cold-blooded instincts, which sharpened as the island population shrank. But experts gave him credit as an expert people handler, who in an office setting could probably play his colleagues like a violin.

i often declare that i can’t stand office politics. and just as often i say i hate reality tv. and i think i have the same disdain for both of them because they are very much the same.

that is my story today.

‘ve got another confession to make I’m your fool Everyone’s got their chains to break Holdin’ you

Were you born to resist or be abused? Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you? Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?

Are you gone and onto someone new? I needed somewhere to hang my head Without your noose You gave me something that I didn’t have But had no use I was too weak to give in Too strong to lose My heart is under arrest again But I break loose My head is giving me life or death But I can’t choose I swear I’ll never give in I refuse

Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you? Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you? Has someone taken your faith? Its real, the pain you feel You trust, you must Confess Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you? Oh

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