You’ve been warned.
Don Draper is a terrible team player and employee. Sending him on an indefinite “Break” was exactly what he needed. Well, he needed to be fired, but he’s a partner so can’t be. He’s selfish, pompous, and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. Awesome qualities in a coworker AND boss.
And after the Season 6 finale I realized, CRAP. I’m Don Draper. If I don’t want to do something, I don’t. If I think it’s a bad idea, I won’t waste my time on it. If I think something is a great idea, I’ll push for it.
It’s THE biggest reason I started my own company. It’s not fair to other people to have to deal with my Draper-esque tendencies (plus, scotch for breakfast is awesome! kidding!) And it got me thinking…
What Mad Men Character makes you uncomfortable because it hits too close to home?
Do you get too invested in your work and forget to have a life like Peggy?
Are you so desperate for your boss’s attention that you step on the people below you like Pete?
Are you destined for middle management and just doing your job until you get shot in the face like Ken?
Have you been there for ever and are just showing up for the paycheck like Roger?
Are you the new guy and a total brown noser trying to make it like Bob Benson (my favorite new character/mystery this season!)
Will you do anything the company asks to create security for you and your child like Joan?
Are you neurotic and afraid of getting fired all the time like Ginsberg?