When is enough, enough?
When is a bad working situation, YOUR FAULT?
Not your Boss.
Not your companies products, or vision.
Not your co-workers.
When is it your fault?
When do YOU take responsibility for feeling down, about going to a job everyday?
We all have bad days, weeks, months, and sometimes unfortunately, years.
But, let me tell you -- we are in a economy in the United States -- that is BOOMING.
Unemployment is a record low levels. (4.5%?) This is unreal.
Fred Wilson, over at his blog has a GREAT POST About finding jobs in startup's.
CLICK HERE FOR FRED's PIECE on Startups's.
It's surprising that so many are frustrated in their roles. A piece I read recently said close to 70% of workers, wished they could find another job, outside of their field of expertise.
I spoke to someone at a company today, who was ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE.
I mean, thoroughly depressed, and demoralized..I could hear it in their voice....it was something I did not expect from this formely, "peppy" person.
This person has been making good money, but, was FEELING DOWN, about who they were working with/for, the culture, as well as the vision of the company....and much more.
They had the Blues. (it's certainly OK to have the corporate blues, but not for long periods of time)
The "blues" in this case -- have been going on for SIX MONTHS.
I asked, "when it is YOUR FAULT, and NO ONE ELSES Problem?"
"What day will you be able to look in the mirror, and realize that IT IS YOU, that has the issues, problems -- and it has little to do at this point, with the company?"
Of course, the company may be wrong, pigheaded, and stubborn.
It does not matter.
The company sleeps VERY WELL, especially if they are hitting their goals.
I have the honor of working with many companies, and get to see many different styles of management, culture, and vision.
Here is the ONE CONSISTENT, amongst the companies I come in contact with.
THEY ARE ALL IN THE MARKET TO HIRE GOOD PEOPLE, AND GROW, ACROSS THEIR ENTIRE ORGANIZATION. A COMMON THREAD AMONGST MY CLIENTS IS THAT THEY CANNOT HIRE FAST ENOUGH TO SCALE THEIR BUSINESSES.
Recently, I met a young lady who was working at a department store in a mall.
Recently, I met a young man, he worked at our local car wash. He told me his wife was hungry and willing to find another job, outside of "retail banking." (she was a teller)
Both landed jobs at companies, BECAUSE THEY LOOKED, and were hungry to find a position in a startup.
We are living in extraordinary times, (as far as a economic cycle goes) -- and I have to say....
"If you are NOT happy in your job consistently, then it is YOUR FAULT."
Start today, "you just gotta poke around..."