Loved this story in the Financial Post, brought back some memories:
I won’t spend too much time on this piece, because the overall thrust is how to cope with a boss who may be incompetent. I say life is too short, go out & do something else. But I do draw your attention to the opening sentence:
So what about the other 79%? Were they afraid to quit or was the boss OK?
It can be a tough call, but I think that most people have to look at both sides of the coin.
If you think the boss is incompetent or difficult, it could be because life is a mirror and you reflect back what you project. Did you think that you might be incompetent or difficult?
So both parties have to work at understanding eachother better.
Are both parties communicating properly? It might come down to some labour and systems that aren’t in place which is causing the problem.
My point? Well, like I mentioned, I think life is too short to be one of the 79% people who don’t quit, because the job is safe, pays well, or is local. Those are all good things, I know, but why not go out on your own?
Not everybody is suited to self-employment: I get that. I am not telling you to quit your dream job. But what I am telling you to do is look at all the options.
Some people claim that starting their own business is too hard. And maybe for them it is.
But if you really want to make a go of it, consider buying a franchise with a solid system behind it. One that suits your business style and will help you achieve all your business goals.
Be your own boss- it’s the wave of the future!