"You Been Played", Smooth, 1993 (was on the Menace II Society Soundtrack)
*who doesn't love bad 90's skanky female R&B rappers (I call it Skank & B), why did I remember this entire song? I need intercessory altar call prayer stat.*
Played. Yet another fun word that can be added to the cube lexicon. It means “being made a
punk bitch fool of, chumped, or taken advantage of” - among other things. Unfortunately, we have all been in some type of situation that, in hindsight, was part of the game. We were getting bitched played and didn’t know it until it was too late. I got played the day I took an upper management postition and stopped getting paid hourly. Salary is the oldest trick in the dang-on book, as soon as I was on salary 40- hour weeks became 50-55 hour weeks, 5 day weeks became being on-call around the clock, pockets became not much fatter. Foiled . I get fooled into leading projects/teams and I have gotten "title pimped". Foiled again.
Do you have any stories where you were played/pimped at work? How did you handle it?