A Day in the Life of JonnyQ888

A Day in the Life of JonnyQ888

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wake Up Call

My friend was fired today. He was new and had been having a rough time producing at the same levels as some of the other people that came on when he did. The wake up call came in how he was treated by my bosses. They essentially pulled the rug out from under him and forced him to either resign or be fired. This type of thing had happened to another guy that worked here but he deserved it. He didn't care about the job and it reflected in his behavior. My friend on the otherhand worked really hard but just wasn't able to make it. My bosses treated my friend the same way they treated the lazy guy. That's not right.

Do not forget the big picture, people.

This game is chess, not checkers. We should be planning and executing moves toward independence not window offices and fancy titles. Remember that your focus should be to get out of the job game as soon as possible and to rely on the job less and less until that is achieved. A job is a band-aid. It is a temporary solution to help pay your bills. Don't get caught up in career ladders, raises, and working for the Man. The more you depend on the paycheck the more likely it is that someone will to come to pull the rug out from under you. Always keep this in the forefront. Job is nothing, independence is everything.

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  • I am always thinking about that myself... as to when the "other" shoe would drop. I have a good job and there is a sense of security to it - but you just "never know" when the job you have can become redundant... and you're just not needed anymore.

    By Blogger The Empress, at 10:41 AM  

  • Bit of a bum rap that is Jon mind you who said we live in a fiar world. i hope he manages to find something else.

    By Blogger Mark, at 12:41 PM  

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