A job can be a blessing if used in a way to prosper your life to get you from point “A” to “B”. Most get a job with the intention of working it for the rest of their lives. The current economy and a change of times have shown us that this dream does not exist anymore. In fact, it’s obsolete, unless you are the owner. If you are faithful to your employer, there is a great chance that they are unfaithful to you. There are no guarantees or promises in this relationship. You get what you see with no extended promises or results. It’s a risk that so many people take daily without a second guess and no backup plan. Before you give your life to something that could possibly care less about yours, consider why this companion may be unfaithful from day one and make a decision to change how you view the word “job”. Here are 7 reasons to trigger your thought process.
- It cheats on you by paying you less than what you are worth. If you had to pay yourself a salary, you would more than likely have more than enough money to pay your bills and have enough at the end of the month to do as you please. Unfortunately, when you work for someone else, it’s literally impossible to make what you deserve or what you want. You take what they give you and possibly negotiate for what will make you comfortable.
- It works you overtime and gives you multiple responsibilities without paying you significantly more. Working a 10 to 12 hour shift is not what makes one happy. It’s the need for the income that drives the chore. Even though you may get time and a half, that’s extra time and a half that you are spending away from doing something that you may enjoy, like spending time with family, traveling or just plain doing nothing. Due to downsizing and a decrease in profits, companies are choosing to double up the work on its current staff. Not only is that unfair, but it sound as if the employer is getting over. Check mate…
- It tells you that you have to ask for a vacation and if it’s available, it may be granted.
A job requires you to schedule your vacation when it’s convenient for them, not for you. Typically you can’t take one until you’ve been on the books for a while or have earned it. Last but not least, two weeks out the year is not enough time if you are expected to work 5 days a week for 8 hours plus a day. I promise you that the CEO does not share these hours. He or she is probably vacationing as we speak. What a life…
- You need permission to be sick. One never knows when they will come down with a bug or two. Some employers penalize you if you take too many sick days, others require you to get a note from a doctor to validate your day off. Are you still in elementary or what? If you’re sick you’re just sick. This companion could care less and will not take care of you at a time of need.
- The only way you can get a promotion is you have to prove yourself to the powers that be. Some are on their jobs 3 to 5 years before a promotion comes their way. If turnover is low, you almost have to wait for the person to die before the position opens up. What a terrible position to be in. Especially if you have more talent and education than your boss and even your peers. This is typical corporate America and a slap in the face to reality.
- After working for 5, 10 and 20 years or more, when you retire you will get a nice pin of service, certificate or a possible thank you. Forget a pin!! Share some of those profits that I helped you earn over the years. I am entitled too. After all, I gave half of my life making you rich. If I take you to court for alimony, I probably will only end up with a note from the judge saying, “Sorry, but you should have invested in the company or owned it yourself.” What a terrible relationship and so worthy of a divorce!!
- You have to wait two weeks to get paid. How unfair is that? This is torture at its best. Your bills are due daily. Why does corporate America choose to pay you when it designs a pay structure that fits its budget or lifestyle? I should get paid for the work I do daily, not weekly, bi-weekly and oh my God.. Monthly!! You have to be kidding me!!
- At any time you can get a letter granting a divorce called a pink slip. Employers have no remorse for severing ties. You can be the best employee in the company. When it’s time to let people go, your merits and your faithfulness are not up for discussion. The employer is going to do what is best for them. If that means letting you go, so be it. They don’t care that you have a mortgage, rent, car note, kids, utilities and a grocery bill. It’s up to you to figure out how you are going to accomplish those tasks. Next….
A job has a purpose. It is designed to provide a means to get by until you can provide for yourself. Over 100 years ago, our country was flooded with entrepreneurs. Not until recently did we become dependent on others to take care of us. Until one decides to choose life versus dependence, you will continue to thrive on the safe keepings of others and the misfortunes of those determined to keep you from achieving them. Greatness lies in the one who has faith to step out on a limb with the confidence that they are destined for success.