Sack your boss before it’s too late!

 

I came across this post on Quora today and it reminded me of just how much I hated working for companies and the dreaded boss!

THE QUORA POST

This poor sod is doing everything right and the boss still wants to cut his salary due to “budget restrictions”. What kind of BS is that?

In the past, I’ve worked for major corporates such as IBM, Fujitsu, and Xerox, and do I miss it – not at all.

Okay, the steady money and perks were good, but the jumping through hoops and trying to be the corporate animal I wasn’t was painful. On top of this, there is a definite ceiling to what you can achieve and earn in a given job role.

PLUS

You’re ultimately at the mercy of the company – look at this guy who’s probably going to have to look for another job through no fault of his own.


Job security is an illusion

And, if you think working for a boss gives you job security, I seriously suggest you think again. Years ago a job may have been for life, but that’s not the case anymore. In fact, if you don’t change your job every couple of years or so, potential employers look on you with suspicion wondering why.

The job market has taken a major shift in the last few years and if you’re reading this, you’re in the right place.

Freelancing and working online have exploded as traditional companies are challenged by globalization, an exponential growth in technology that means a physical location is no longer a prerequisite for running a business.

Using technology, it’s highly possible to run a successful, location independent business that generates substantial income with a staff of 1 – YOU.

Becoming an entrepreneur, contrary to popular belief, is the ultimate job security. You’re unlikely to sack yourself or be forced to accept a pay decrease like the poor sod above.

Now, push on in your digital (freedom) business…


Update 24/01/19: Here’s another post that shows just how vulnerable you can be in a job with a boss. That fear, uncertainty and doubt is never good…

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Riaz Shah

    Well said Les Blythe,

    I was working in the hospitality line and as perfect as we may seem in front of guests, the people you work with can be an absolute nightmare. People are willing to do anything just to get a promotion and to get on the good side of the boss, it’s annoying how some people can become.

    Once one of our hotel guests had it’s car stolen. It was a Ferrari and the entire hotel went ballistics because we were supposed to be keeping it as it’s the valet’s part of the job which is also under front office which I was posted in. We found out that it was actually my ex-colleague’s plan to get me kicked, he borrowed the car to drive around and framed me for it by putting the keys in my locker so I got fired just for that.

    The drama’s real and keeping up with that is just so very tiring and stressful than the actual work itself. Today, I work for myself and never looked back, best decision ever.

    1. Les Blythe

      Wow Riaz, that’s some story!

      I’m glad you finally decided to bite the bullet and take charge of your own destiny, you’re an example to others.

      Best of luck moving forward…

  2. atwabi

    Freelancing would be the best option for making money on the internet. I have made money on freelancing websites like fiverr and upwork without any investment, you have revised  all money making opportunities for newbie on money making world, Thanks for your great work, keep updating us for new information.

    1. Les Blythe

      Hey there, glad you like what I’m doing. Watch this space for more of the same…

  3. Nuttanee

    It took me 32 years to learn that there is no such thing as a job security. Like you, fresh out of college, I started working for this company in Japan called Sumitomo. It is a big company with a so so perks. In the beginning I was assigned to just a few tasks but over time I had more responsibilities out of no where. Instead of having to deal with one boss, It turned out I had 3 bosses and when I made a mistake, they throw me under the bus. It was a never ending cycle, I decided to leave my job my pursue another career in hospitality. There is just no such thing as a job security. I have seen a lot of my friends got laid off and hired back to the same company again. (So they can save labor cost) Why don’t we start working for ourselves? Now, I have just started working online. It is a process but we will see where this journey takes me. Can’t be worse than what I have already experienced. It’s time for me to be my own boss 🙂  

    1. Les Blythe

      That sounds like a very familiar story and it’s great you’ve finally taken that leap of faith!

      All the best in your adventure, it’s going to be an interesting ride but the result is well worth the effort.

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