Blogging the Swoosh

4.07.2006

Still here, but done

Word is you are wondering where I'm out. The truth- I'm bored. As I said in my first retirement post, this place isn't that great. I had my chance to vent, now I'm done. I'll go back to work and be the guy that sits next to you. The guy you ride the elevator with, the guy on the treadmill next to you, or even the guy that signs your checks.

Thanks for reading.....long live the swoosh!

60 Comments:

  • I dont think your bored
    I think your scared.
    You didnt touch on ANY points that people asked you to, even though you said several times that you would. You really could have used this space for good.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:11 PM  

  • what people wanted to hear about was boring.

    Personally, I think I did use this space for good.

    Now go get a life

    By Blogger swooshblog, at 10:34 PM  

  • Swooshblog

    Gee looks like someone needs a diaper change as their diaper rash has become unbearable!!!!!

    Get on with your life at Nike and be happy or move onto greener pastures..........

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:58 AM  

  • swooshblog,

    In these times of fear for personal security and privacy rights from our government...it did make me smile that so many folks who posted on your blog under the "ANON" cloak of secrecy wanted YOU to divulge your name to the world. I'm sure the viewers would have included...HR and ER et al.
    I would like to know what the "ANON" posting masses would have done once your name was published on this site...I believe these god fearing people within the berm would have been forming a line to bring in their information for the HR bounty upon your head (there is one you know...heard about it during my regular Pilates class)
    I like the site Swooshblog. I like the idea that you may have been in close proximity as I avoided work within the berm and talked with my admin sista's about my new shoes.

    By Anonymous crispinsbeach, at 8:58 AM  

  • I do have a life moron. I see that you had not enough of one to make this your life's work for three months. LOSER.

    By Anonymous Your Boss, at 9:24 PM  

  • swooshblog,

    I find your postings interesting and humorous. They are just one person's opinion, so I'm surprised you've ruffled so many feathers. As a former Nike employee, I now see Nike from a different perspective than that which exists when one is "within the berm." Nike "can be" a wonderful place to work, but you have to fit the mold that Nike has created to represent its "desired" employee. If you don't fit that mold, you will have a difficult time thriving in Nike's environment. However, this is no different than most companies, except that Nike is an entity that takes itself way to seriously. Many employee see Nike as better than anything else out there, which is fine. However, that perspective often translates into a condescending attitude. This attitude permeates the company and exists from the top down. Phil Knight is the biggest prima donna out there. He has an ego bigger than most of the over-hyped athletes that have contracts with Nike. Nike also is a place where political correctness has run amuck. I find it interesting than Nike has no problem with athletes who continually say controversial things or have run ins with the law. Nike continues to support them. However, the PC-crazed environment within the berm is extremely intolerant of any thoughts, ideas, or words that don't fall within the PC montra. If you really want diversity, than be receptive to ideas that may not fall within the definition of "political correctness." Nike needs to practice what it preaches. It may truly be the best place to work, but for only those drones who have had their minds numbed and are able to follow the PC drum without missing a beat.

    By Blogger XSwoosher, at 9:35 PM  

  • Let's start another Swoosh Blog!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:09 AM  

  • Whats with the hate. Does phil knight pay all these upset anons to be so damn loyal? is nike that loyal to them? jeezy.

    By Anonymous Hallie, at 3:21 PM  

  • It sounds like someone got too close to figuring out who you are or you were "given a choice." I have found your blog to be refreshingly interesting as well as the comments posted to it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:49 PM  

  • I think swooshblog has found out that Nike IS "Corporate America". Nike is not the end all be all. The Kool Aid drinkers think it's different but it's not - their loyalty will not be reciprocated. A job, is a job, is a job - one false move by anyone and hello unemployment line, no questions asked (have you read the employee handbook?). Money is made, money is wasted, egos are inflated, the big get bigger and small keep getting trampled on, the cycle continues. Business as usual. Unless there is a litigious story to tell - some juice; this blog is history.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:27 PM  

  • So many unhappy folks here -- is your life so bad you have to trash on another's? Loyalty cuts both ways and there was nothing loyal about this site.

    No one place is going to work for everyone, but that doesn't mean that we should trash someone who is happy with his or her place of employment. For those of you ex-Nike folks, I'm sorry it didnt' work for you. But in an institution of 25,000 people, with people of many cultures, many races, many sexual persuasions, there is no such thing as a "PC" code, unwritten or otherwise. Like with most successful institutions, people with good ideas, who work hard and can communicate with others, who respect the views of others and can get results -- they are going to thrive and be rewarded.

    I've talked to a lot of ex-Nike folks and the vast majority still refer to Nike and its employees as "we" and "us" and most of them will tell you it was a special place. Not everyone -- I'm sure there are those who had horrible experiences at Nike. It isn't for everyone.

    In my view, this site provided a forum for more "haters" of Nike than "haters" of swooshblog. And even non-haters are just looking for dirt, some sort of inside scoop that they can hold up as evidence that Nike is not the "end all, be all". And perhaps that is what most of us believers were concerned about.

    I'm probably naive, but I still believe that if you see problems at work, at church, at school, in any group you are vested in, you work from the inside to fix them. Nike is far from perfect and it can be as frustrating and exasperating as any other company or institution.

    Complaining about your job to your spouse or buddies is one thing, but to air out your grievances in a public forum is not productive, not loyal and benefits no one but those who wish Nike and its employees, consumers and stockholders ill will.

    James

    By Anonymous James, at 8:52 PM  

  • Trust me, no one is close to figuring out who I am. And no, I was not given a choice.

    Look at Nike's history, do you think they mess around with giving people choices? If they truly cared about what I am writing, they wouldn't hesitate to fire me.

    But that is assuming they care. And all of these posts from the haters make Nike out to be a petty company that has nothing better to do. You say you love this place so much, but give it very little credit. Interesting.....

    By Blogger swooshblog, at 9:51 PM  

  • Hey Swooshblog,

    I hope you look at this blog once and a while because you need to take this down.

    Swoosh is a trademark of Nike and your use and reference to the company as a hole is infringement of the trademark.

    I own this stock and you are defaming not only the company, but hurting the current holders of the stock.

    The information is old, so take it down it just looks like a blight on a corporation which many people have a vested interest in seeing share price increase.

    You don't like working there, then go somewhere else. You don't like your position, then leave the company or get an advanced degree and move up the ranks.

    Just take it down it will hurt you in the end. This site could get you fired at anytime.

    Additionally, you are infringing Nike's trademark, Swoosh. It is easy to find you because your domain is registered under your name and even if it is anonymous when you infringe a trademark under WIPO and in having a registered live trademark Nike can file a claim against you which would reveal who you are.

    Take it down to save yourself the embarrassment.

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