I watched Scum for the first time recently. It is a great, though in places tough to watch, film which confirmed to me what I had always suspected – I wouldn’t last 10 minutes in prison.
However, it did make me think about the hierarchical, structured environment in which I find myself daily – the corporate world. How interesting would work be if ‘prison rules’ applied to the workplace?
For example I could decide that I want to run my department; now normally that means working my way to the top through hardwork and ‘networking’ over some years but not with ‘prison rules’.
Under the “Scum Career Development Model” I would simply need to find the VP and batter him round the head with two snooker balls in a sock. The Senior VP would be in the toilets (if copying Scum exactly) and that would require no more than bashing his head into the sink a couple of times, kicking him around and informing him that “I’m the Daddy now” and hey presto I now run my department.