The real problem is not with the problem who don’t get their job done. They will be weeded out sooner than later. The problem comes when people just get their job done AND nothing else, consistently and over a long period of time. Think about it. It seems like unfair to complain about people who… Continue reading
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Mini Saga #107 – The Other Side
The grass is always greener on the other side… Typically, we compare everything that’s not working in our current situation with everything that works with the new situation. If you flip the switch and look at exactly the opposite even for a few minutes – our perspective may change. Mini Saga #107 – The Other… Continue reading
Mini Saga #102 – Uncertainty
Dealing with uncertainty may be hard but that’s nothing compared to living with total certainty. Mini Saga #102 – Uncertainty Unlike his old job, his new job had more predictability and less uncertainty. John was relieved. Jenny was relieved too. Six months later Jenny observed that John was unhappy again. She asked, “Anything wrong with… Continue reading
Mini Saga #101 – Alive
Most of your waking hours are spent on your job. You better make them count! Mini Saga #101 – Alive Tom had four offers the day he quit. He visited with four potential Bosses and made a decision all within one week. Roger asked, “Tom, aren’t you rushing through this decision?” Tom responded, “The visits… Continue reading
Mini Saga #63 – Job
What you consider as “sweeping the floors” may be a stepping stone towards something big… Mini Saga #63 – Job Ron was frustrated doing low-level jobs in his family business. Every six months, his Dad would move him to another department. It was like a long punishment. That day, he wanted to give up. But an… Continue reading
Mini Saga #57 – Smart
Being the smartest does not a provide a guarantee to land a job. It requires way more than that. Mini Saga #57 – Smart John was arrogant probably because he was the smartest of the lot. When he was rejected, he was shaken. He ate the humble pie and asked for feedback. The hiring manager simply… Continue reading
Mini Saga #32 – Fired!
Photo Courtesy: BillyPalooza at Flickr Enjoy the story: Fired! John was shocked when he learned that he was fired. He had always worked hard and met his goals. After recovering from the initial shock, he looked at people that were not fired. The reason was clear to him now: He was fired simply because he… Continue reading
Status Check for 2009: Is Your Job Safe?
As we approach the new year, there is a big uncertainty looming everywhere. For a large majority of people, the uncertainty is about their job. Is it safe? In other words, will they have a job or not? I think the real question should be “Is someone really employable in the new economy or not?”… Continue reading