Off the bat, I'm very bad at playing the game & kissing ass. I used to have a manager that hated that, now I have a manager that needs that to justify their existence.
Any tips on swallowing my pride? I just want to turn up, close deals, get paid. Not interested in politics or popularity. Ego, of course, gets in the way.
I've tried finding common ground and going the Human route, but my boss is middle aged with kids and likes to cycle. I'm 30 without kids and pre pandemic I liked to go to BJJ and eat steak. There is no middle ground.