When I had no job, I wished I could get one no matter where it was and who was the boss. I was willing to play by any rules as long as I had a job a woke every morning to go and do and get a salary at the end of the month; but not any more!!! Enough has gotten to enough and its time I call it quits now..
I really don`t know what I don’t like specifically about the job or the work environment, but I know I really hate that job and the work environment around me. Whenever my alarm rings every weekday morning, I ever wake up with a frown rather than the expected smile for a blessing of a new day full of new opportunities; because my day is ever filled with uncertainties not knowing which boss will tell me what at whichever time and blame me for all mistakes of their own making.
Sometimes bosses can be bossy indeed; if you have not experienced it, ask Johny for a short narrative about the same. What do you do when one boss over the phone tells you to raise a quotation with ksh. 1000 as the unit price while another one through the phone too tells you to raise one with ksh. 1200 as the unit price for the same commodity and same client? Lack of “unity of command” can be sickening!!!
What if you were to find yourself in a situation whereby your bosses kind of fear each other and they use you as a link between themselves especially when there are mistakes involved in a transaction? For how long would you bear the blame when the mess spills over from such transactions?
Bosses are nice but only when you are your own boss! I detest the habit of being quarreled with daily and being taken as some helpless servant who must kiss the boss`s shoe in order to make a living. I am an intellectual and I am not going to allow anyone to tramp down on my intellect! I am a professional and am not going to allow anyone to spit on my professionalism!
End of whining. The best thing I have learnt from employment so far is that; employment by others is a place where ones profession is abused by both misuse and disuse!
I now choose to go the sober way. I choose to learn from the mistake I did when I went out applying for a job. I choose to write a standard business plan and not to decorate my CV. I choose to look for growing companies to strike deals with and not big companies to employ me.
I choose to dress well to boost my confidence when reporting to my own firm not to dress smartly to please my boss for a promotion or salary increment. I choose to to learn how to pick the right employee from an interview and not to cram some cliches to appear knowledgeable when being interviewed.
I choose to be my own boss!!!