I wish consulting firms and other white collar professions hired more people from the hood. I hate how in order to get into corporate America and be successful, you have to “speak the language” - use buzzwords and the same old pleasantries. I feel companies should be more diverse and welcome different mindsets and vernacular in meetings and stuff. Just my two cents.

likesmartupliftingfunny
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

Like I get you, cause I’m hood. But like someone else said, get to know your coworkers. We hide in the shadows. If I’m never seen at work events it’s cause I don’t relate to Ya’ll. And I don’t want to. And this blatant acceptance of “the rules” that don’t exist is also why things don’t change. It’s a mixture of being able to be your full self at work and managing professional expectations. I already have too many walls to climb. I don’t want other peoples biases *cough* A1 *cough* to come in the way of my success.

And A1 and everyone else touting “the rules”, corporate speak is not “easily accesible”. Unless you go to college - and what a hurdle that is - and actually apply yourself, you still end up at the bottom of the totem pole to learn a new corporate culture. Especially when no one - LITERALLY NO ONE - around you, near you, in your neighborhood or even church congregations has experience in a corporate setting, that 💩 is not “easily accessible”. Miss me with that.

Alright ya’ll, toodles! Argue amongst yourselves. And read “Authentic Diversity”.

likesmart

“Authentic Diversity” literally has an example of two people in a corporate setting maneuvering a similar situation. That is why. Knowledge is power.

Okay, can someone help me understand what the heck is “hood” speak or language. Why is another language or a variation of English being referred to as “hood”? Is “hood” language something that is only used in the “hood”? Please refresh my memory, why are the folks in this thread including op referring to “broken-English or slang” as “hood”? Let’s start there

no cap

Recent IconRecent

If you make partner please remember this post you just wrote.

likeuplifting

I would hire the rooftop Koreans in a heart beat

likefunnyuplifting

LA riots , mah dude.

Plenty of people manage to bring in different mindsets and come from diverse backgrounds while still using "corporate speak" though

like

Maybe where I work just isn't that bad then I guess
I don't think I hear any slang at all to be honest, it really sounds the same phrases I hear among my friends except my friends also cuss and add in our own slang, but don't find any phrases get removed

Corporate culture exists for a reason. Speaking in a certain manner encourages professionalism and a low key environment that is conducive to work. I would be offended if coworkers addressed me with hood speak.

likefunny

“Hood”, like how EY has east, central, west, and financial services regions

funny

One caveat- professionalism is necessary.

I worked in an office, not consulting, where a lot of people were not college educated, managers were promoted from within and had no management training.

It was a NIGHTMARE. People constantly acted like it was, well, the hood. Petty posturing, idiot machismo (from the men AND the women), managers who did a terrible job of supporting their teams.

I’d get crap for just speaking like someone who occasionally reads books.

So yeah. Corporate speak is annoying, and I definitely want diversity, but I also want people to act professionally.

like

What if I don’t understand or misinterpret the language used in the hood?

like

D4 – Aave 3 was announced today; looks sweet.

Your co workers - and people in general - are far more multi- faceted than you may think. Get to know them outside of their work - what you find may surprise you!

like

i would not be down to get my ass whooped over work

likefunny

In my first corporate job I told a more experienced colleague that we could handle things outside if he wanted to. My manager, thankfully, explained why that wasn’t the right way to address the situation 😂

likeupliftingfunny

If you want to play the game learn the rules, otherwise don't complain.

like

Author, your view is naive at best. It's illogical to believe you can upheave established orders just because you don't like/didn't create them under a pretenses of "progress".

It's smarter to play in the established framework and make pushes where it's more fruitful. Imo

like

There are trends moving towards this. Not necessarily changing the language people use, but encouraging people to be their authentic selves at work. The OMP at my old firm was a Haitian dude who grew up in Brooklyn. It was always a delight to see him integrate his genuine self into what was needed in a corporate environment.

like

Yeah it’s basically shaped by one specific group’s culture.

Imagine a contract written in (as OP described it) “hood language”. That would make for quite the legal dispute. Why not pidgin? Besides, I’m pretty sure education is the first barrier, not “hood language”.

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin.amp

Post Photo

Isn’t this an old Dave Chappelle skit when Vernon Franklin keeps it real?

Language warning here, it’s Dave.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pfz0tDQZhqs

More Posts

Any Deloitte pension actuaries out there? How is the culture & work/life/study balance? Is the work only pension valuations and audits? Or are there other consulting opportunities too?

Top benefits at Bank of America?

like

So trying to use a bonvoy suite night award for the first time. I noticed the suite itself isn't showing as available if I try to book normally. Does that mean I won't get it?

likehelpful

Offered 120 base at Deloitte commercial consultant in core business ops. 3YOE - seem alright? Also is base always negotiable?

like

What are good ergonomic office chairs for shorter people under $500?

like

I’m a director in business services (tech) at PwC. What grade would I enter at MBB?

funny

Is there a way to get status on Hilton (none) based on my Marriott status (Titanium) through a promo or a status match?

like

My project team the night before a big deliverable is due.

And then we all wake up at 4am to finish #misery #woke

Post Photo
likefunny

Guys what do we get in diwali in Big4??
Gift box or bonus or better luck next time wishes!
Deloitte, PwC, E&Y and KPMG, kindly share your experiences!

likefunny

Is it unhealthy to not workout so that I can keep my calories lower and diet in check? I notice that when I workout my appetite increases dramatically and it is much harder to stick to my diet. I feel like I should be exercising for the other health benefits but right now my focus is weight loss, and dropping my covid weight gain ASAP. Usually a gym goer - light weights and cardio 4/wk - but since gaining weight I’ve found my usual gym routine leaves me starving. Any advice?

like

What are peoples thought about investor relations at a fund? What’s the comp like in a high COL city and is it comparable to what the investment team would make?

like

I feel there need to be more memes based on 'The Office' TV series. Hope you guys and girls take requests.

like

My current employer is giving me letting me consume all the leaves. I am forced to do work.
I have 1 month remaining in lwd. I have good offer in hand.
What should I do?
Should I go in one whole week leave saying my mother had heart attack or anything like that?
Will it affect myreleving letter? Will it affect my LWD? I am a SSE having 8.5 yoe.

like

Do we need to get OCI refreshed if we get a new passport?
Understand there are different rules for Kids vs adult

like

After the verbal offer, How long should I wait before following up on the official offer letter?

like

I have attended first round interview with CBA and it went fine ,after that no update from recuiter mutiple mails and messages sent ,so un profeesional from CBA ,simply wasting our time.

like

Hey Everyone!

I’m on the Community Team here at Fishbowl and just wanted to drop in to see how we can possibly support your community. We love this bowl and want to see it thrive!

Are there threads, initiatives, or conversation drivers you’d like to see? Resources? Topics you’d love to see featured? People you’d love to have for Q&A’s? 

What would make this bowl a go-to for you? 

Let me know how I can help!

like

Are the Allen Edmunds sold at Nordstrom Rack the same quality as the the ones sold at AE or Nordstrom?

like

Trying to see something- Please comment below if you have at least one adult sibling who is a failure to launch/has a lifestyle subsidized by your parents with no plan for independence.

like

Additional Posts in Confession

I like watching oxygen true crime while I work. Something soothing about watching murders on TV

likeupliftingfunny

How do people lose their Chief status?

funnylike

Stupid decision of the day: things not going well with the girl I am interested in, got lonely so I read texts from my ex 5 years ago. I broke up with her because we had to go different paths. Now I realize that there may be noone that can love and appreciate my efforts as much as she did. Wanted to cry but no tears 🥲

like

I’m so scared of another social isolation/ lockdown happening again . Sure I obviously worry about people, but I’m convinced mentally I would not be able to handle it

funnylike

Went to a happy hour yesterday, and while I remember almost everything, I do not probably remember 5% of convos. I’m not someone who acts stupid/immature but have been dealing with some stuff personally. Really kicking myself for my behavior and feeling stressed. If I said anything shitty, would people ping me to tell? Work went on as normal today, but still feeling uneasy..

like

I confess: I would love to see personal attacks fade away from Fishbowl culture.

like

I got a DM for someone wanting to be my sugar daddy in exchange for just texts. The payment is in the form of checks of which he will take a photo of so then I can take a photo of it for check deposit.. Is this safe? Don't @ me 😬

funnylike

You shouldn’t worry so much about what could happen in the future if you stop to remember how capable you’ve been in your life so far

likeuplifting

If you get a chance to watch the mini doc about AND1 it’s a good one. Some really strong business lessons especially about people and how they should be treated.

like

I like a boss woman who makes more money than me 🤑

like

My (new) fiancé and I just got a formal noise complaint for engagement weekend activities 😜😜

likeupliftingfunny

“Amazon’s policy prevents me from disclosing specific feedback, but please do know we appreciate your time and interest thus far.”

What does this mean? What could be the reasons?

Where are my thirsty 🐠 at?

A/S/L/favorite constellation?

funny

Sometimes it’s so hard to get out of bed 😓 I finally got the motivation to get out of bed today at 4pm and it’s only because my stomach is eating itself. Why am I so lazy 😭

likeupliftingfunny

I only date women with 1500+ heart points.

Don't even think about messaging me if you're only triple digits.

Like why would we even have anything in common if you're coming in with that sort of heart point gap?

funnylike

You get $10 million but once every year Randy Johnson in his prime hunts you down and throws a baseball at you. Would you take the deal?

likefunny

Atib was in my dream last night. He was jamming out on the piano and had the voice of an angel

likefunny

Just moved into a row of duplex apartments. Do I tell my next door neighbours (who I have yet to meet) that I’ll be having a housewarming party tomorrow and there may be a little noise? Party will start mid-day and end at 10ish with ~20 people

like

I’m a 5’6 guy and I got a date with a girl (from a dating app) and she is 5’11. My height is listed. What are the odds she didn’t see my height?

likefunny

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal