Simply put, MongoOnlyPawn.com is a site dedicated to the office worker.  The origin comes from the movie ‘Blazing Saddles’ where the character Mongo starts as a thug in the employ of the villians, but wisely changes sides when the good sheriff Bart bests him in 1 or more altercations (depending on whether you watch the original or the version commonly shown on TV).

At one point, Mongo sagely says, “Mongo only pawn in game of life”, giving voice to the feeling that many office workers have.  We’re not told what the ‘big picture’ is, we’re simply expected to do as we are told, no matter whether the task is pleasant, helpful in the long term, or even ethical.

It is my hope that all of us ‘Mongos’ out there will someday have the fortitude and wherewithal to cast off the shackles of our managerial oppressors and find employment that brings us enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment.

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