Monday, May 23, 2011

Good Help is Hard to Find

I've always worked extremely hard at my career and after many years, I'm finally getting recognition.  Not because I'm the best at what I do but because I entered the right company, at the right time.
Don't ever roll your eyes when someone tells you, 'Timing is everything' because it really is.

However, that wasn't the only factor helping me on my road to success---I work my fucking ass off. 

So, now that I've reached a point in my career where I'm getting recognized and rewarded, I must also have to wear the big, ugly hat of managing people.

In case you're new here, my favourite saying is;  I hate people.  Can you see my problem?  I much prefer firing people than hiring them.
However, I think my main problem is, I don't know how to convince my boss that it would be easier to clone me than to find good help nowadays.

The young people of today (you know who you are!) are good at two things:
  1. Asking for a salary that does not match their experience just because some over-priced University gave them a piece of paper that says they did stuff for four years
  2. Waiting to be lead rather than taking the lead
I guess the problem is, they came from the Helicopter Parent Age.  You know, the Mom or Dad that fight every battle their child will ever have.  The parent who thinks it's ok to call their child's manager to ask why their son or daughter didn't get the raise they 'deserved'. 
Scary, isn't it?

Well, get used to it because this is the future.


Alleged Author said...

I worked really hard to get where I am, too! No one ever fought my battles for me. Wish they woulda! LOL!

The Uneasy Writer said...

Tell me about it..a little help would be nice.
However, we're much better off doing it on our own.

The Uneasy Writer said...

Alleged Author:
was trying to leave a comment on your blog but Blogger is being a jerk about it. Won't let me!

Jai Joshi said...

I manage people too and have to hire and fire all the time. It's the most thankless job in the world. Until someone's in a position like this it's impossible for them to understand how frustrating it is to deal with people who are lazy, or who think they're entitled to not listen to instructions, or pretend like they know everything. Urgh!

On the other hand, there are those good employees who make the day worth it by working hard and being dependable. It really helps me get through the day!


Charmaine Clancy said...

I've worked with people for a few years (have to laugh at the comment that firing people is a thankless job - I think it would get a bit awkward if it wasn't), my favourite is to work with dogs or kids - much more appreciative - if they show respect, you know it's honest and not faked.

Jai Joshi said...

Charmaine, you made me chuckle. That's exactly why I said that until someone's been in the same position they would never understand what it's like. Like the position of trying to save someone's job for them by attempting everyday to make them actually listen to instructions. But all they want to do is be late and lazy. I'm talking about that kind of thankless. Until you've been there, you just don't know.

Jai said...

I came across your site after seeing a car with a huge window sticker reading "Uneasy Writer". So I Googled it and here I arrived. Nice stuff on your Europe trip. The photos were great!

I will be checking in to see you have written and posted. I enjoyed it. I am from Pittsburgh, PA. Toronto is a great city. I get there to visit family.

I have a few blogs, but my story blog might be of interest to you.

I have a few stories not posted yet. They are sitting in my harddrive. :)


Heather Kizewski said...

It's been so long (too long)since I've visited your blog - I sure have missed your voice! You still crack me right the hell up! I am now an official follower. Your pictures of Italy made me almost cry. I loved Florence and Rome so much and felt like I got to go back for a little bit. Plus, I will no longer wonder if we missed anything by not taking a day trip to Venice. Until later, Heather