Those old-line tactics include:
Flattery (One is called "genius")
Positioning and packaging oneself as desperate (No one cares)
Promise of future reward (The prospect for our services tells us how much work will come in the future)
Dropping names (The clown pretends to or really does have those contacts but we know damn well we will never be introduced to them).
Instead, the sucking up game has shifted to hyper pragmatism. It's favor on the line. There is no longer a tomorrow in the suck up.
Those who want something from us have to have a PayPal mindset. It's instant payment. They need us to post their whatever on our social media sites. It's a haha when they preface with that with complimenting those sties. We will simply press the button on gmail which blocks future contacts. Same thing on the iPhone. End of that story.
What gets the request granted is cash on the lime, that phone call to the power broker or a link of their popular sites. Forget the sugar-coating of the favor bank. It used to operate on gentility. The code is nice has been iced.
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