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They're looking for you to express your spark of passion

That's the charitable reading. The adversarial reading is that they're looking for the emotional buttons to push to maximize your output while minimizing their investment in you.

Why this has to be only "them maximizing your output" and not "giving you opportunity to grow in a direction you want and company can make use of"?

There's so much zero sum game thinking here when it comes to job relations ...

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