So, here lately things have been hell, other than my new daughter, she’s awesome!
Job doesn’t appreciate me
I’ve put in nearly a year at my latest (and hopefully last) job. I have hit the ground running, even created a project that should be capable of saving millions of dollars soon. The company isn’t in the best shape either digitally or revenue-wise so it should be something major for them.
The catch? I basically hate my job. No, I take that back, I really dislike my bosses.
Being volunteered for a weekend, working 4 near 24 hour days with not only no recognition but also punishment. Yeh, I got drug into a tiny meeting room TWICE within the past 3 weeks with my two bosses over a bunch of nothing. Just because I was pulling 6pm to 7am hours one fine day and made it in to work, even had a demo early in the morning on a WFH, boss knew, but I still get the double team.
But on the flipside…
This all just makes me strive even harder to create not only a place for me but a place for others under this workplace tyranny. Let’s face it, the company I work for is failing, all good options are useful. But they allow these narrow-minded VPs and above dictate things that kill the buzz before it can even be used.
It’s quite sad when your bosses have to double team you, over nothing when you are an all-star performer. At this company, they recently did a huge push for saving money. There is a ‘top project’ that has saved about a few hundred thousand dollars. My self made project is slated for millions. I have went above and beyond. Have been a complete fan and zealot, what gives?
Old fashioned ‘bosses’
That’s the problem. Do not get me wrong. I’m grandma raised and I love older folks. But when you allow your personal views to not only effect your underlings and the company you work for, then it’s time to put on the brakes.
Directly against the company’s values and beliefs all I ever hear from my one ‘boss’ is his ugly tone towards innovation. Such as “this is not Google, this ain’t Facebook, we’re not Yahoo!” in the most side-of-neck talking, gimme some dip type of tone I’ve ever heard of. Wow. This is what fortune 500 companies choose to staff up with? No wonder your stock is the lowest it’s been in 20 years. Good grief.
Me? I’m not afraid. I’m so friggin tired of this corporate bullshit. The time changes. The world changes. Things change. We have to keep it moving. But here I am having to defend myself against not one, but two of these types. Don’t wanna admit you don’t understand something but still wanting to boss shit. I don’t get it. It’s call self-educating — you’ll look so much less ridiculous that way bro, trust me.
Startup, please save me!
I’m glad to still be putting all this intense focus and energy on my startup. Everyday after a rough day at work I still find it in myself to keep going. Like Albert Einstein spoke of, it’s my imagination. I see success, I feel success, I want success, I pray for success.
I vow to never let any employees that work for us go through such corporate tyranny. This is the main reason I work so hard — so my kids don’t ever have to do this dumb potato sack race crap with hands tied behind you and spikes on the ground for no reason whatsoever, purely for the hell of it.
Also, John Legere is my hero.