Ages ago, when I was first freelancing as a younger, more arrogant and more naive version of the nitwit you see before you, I started putting a portfolio together. The beginnings of this portfolio included the corporate videos I had worked on while at O’MAGE- and while I was more proud of those videos than anything else in the world, they proved to be the bane of my life for the next couple of years.
Most people who work for a reasonably sized company will already be well acquainted with their HR department, and thus should already be in full agreement with this post title. If you haven’t had to deal with an HR representative, or if you still think they’re on your side, allow me to try to convince you otherwise.
Whether you work in a funky, open-plan, creative studio with astroturf on the walls and a vending machine that dispenses craft beer; or whether you work in a soulless, grey corporate no-man’s land, where suicide notes hang from the walls in lieu of motivational posters, at some point almost everyone works away a portion of their lives in some kind of office.