Good Bosses Want What’s Best for Their Employees, Even if That’s a Different Job


I’ve always been an underdog and I’ve
never been willing to let anybody tell me I couldn’t do anything that I wanted to
do. So I’ve always enjoyed taking on challenges that a lot of other people wanted to run away
from and found a way to do them even when I was under qualified for them. I grew up
in the paternalistic era of companies. I was with a very great company called IBM and a
good piece of that is as long as you perform you have a job for life which most people
don’t have anymore. And, you know, when you had babies they would send you a silver
spoon with the baby’s name on it and you have great benefits and it’s very safe and
it was all about putting the company first and moving wherever they told you to go. Because
as long as you did what was right for the company everything worked. That is long gone
because most companies don’t last a lifetime anymore and we’re in a much more entrepreneurial
global era where people need to move faster and things change with much more frequency.
What’s cool about that is there’s a lot more opportunity but you have to put yourself
first and be in control of your own destiny because no one company can take care of you
your whole career. If you’re a great leader you always put
your people first and understand where they’re intended to go and you help them grow even
if it means leaving your employ. There’s not enough talent in the world. We all have
openings we’d like to fill. And I think our job as executives is to make sure we grow
that talent base to fill those great jobs people would like to have. I think every employee
and every person needs to know where they fit and what are their unique talents and
what are their unique skills. What would they love to do and they need to take a real assessment
of how capable are they at this stage of their life in doing what they’d like to do. And
then if that assessment doesn’t lead to a result that you’re happy with then you
need to make some changes, pick up some additional skills, do something you love a little bit
more to be able to get to someplace that you’re in a happier spot.

20 thoughts on “Good Bosses Want What’s Best for Their Employees, Even if That’s a Different Job

  1. Well within the next few decades AI and robots will start decreasing the need for workers while, the population is growing exponentially increasing the unemployment rate drastically, directly leading to dependency on government and it will be more than any welfare state can handle, and if you're not in a welfare state the crime rate will probably shoot up while folks struggle to feed their families and anarchy and chaos will be in full swing, so if we get that far, in my opinion probably not, odds are shit is gonna hit the fan.

  2. Translation: You will be of great value to the company right up to the moment that you deserve a pay raise, then you will be fired "for your own good" and replaced by another fresh out of college kid who will be happy to take anything they can get so they can start paying off their massive student loans.

    This is the Investor model of business where the only thing that matters is how much money the people who have absolutely nothing to do with producing the product make while determining the fate of those that do.

  3. IBM was no more guaranteed tomorrow than any other company, but they used to take care of their employees in the hopes that together they would make a bright future for the company.

    At some point, they stopped that hit a decline that ended with them being bought out by Lenovo and having terrible customer service. The recession was caused by short-term profit over long-term sustainability. Replace you best and and most dedicated people for cheaper new people, even though they won't produce as well.

  4. Precarious jobs, poverty, tecnological long term unemployment… The end of credits and family. Basic Income can fix this.

  5. I've learned that companies don't give a fuck about you or what's best for their employees. It's all about making money. I'm tired of their bullshit. Over the past few years, I will get a job, work my ass off for a year or a little longer, bank money, then leave. I can live off of around $10,000 for 2 years. During that time, I do whatever the fuck I want. Maybe I do some odd jobs or maybe I don't. I'm just tired of the rat race so I opt to not play.

  6. Even if that's paying them less than what their work is worth? Fuck your capitalist bullshit.

  7. Long gone are the days of working 50 years at the steel mill. These days 10 years at a single employer is an accomplishment.

  8. This video presents a very naïve perspective of equality for all and total honesty. Every time a job change occurs there is another opportunity for prejudice to be exercised such that at some point job changes become a downward spiral of a lower and lower standard of living and longer and longer periods between employment the macroscopic effect of which is to destroy the middle class.

  9. You're an older, white male CEO of a multi million dollar company. Uh sorry but you're not an underdog. #whitemaleprivilege

  10. You're an older, white male CEO of a multi million dollar company. Uh sorry, but you're not an underdog. #whitemaleprivilege

  11. LOL. I'm firing you for your own good. This is why hate these people, they can't even be honest.

  12. When did companies ever take care of it's employees and the new companies all have us on a low wage treadmill everyday.

  13. I was just let go today, from a major insurance company due to 'restructuring'. This was the 3rd restructuring since I have been employed with them, which was, as of today, almost 13 years. The company financials say it is doing better than ever, yet, 100's are being let go. We are in an economic boom right now, yet layoffs are rampant. Um, is there something I am missing here? Oh, that's it, maybe the soaring jobs market, is for low-paying, minimum wage, service industry jobs, that can't pay the bills, that companies are hiring for? Oh, and loyalty to a company, and 'above and beyond' service, which I did regularly, including overtime all year long to help the department meet its goals, well, you can just fucking crap that right down the toilet, because it means nothing in today's economy. I have a 4 year bachelor's degree in business, and a minor in economics, have served this country as a Marine in Gulf War 1, and was never late to work in 13 years. Yet, here I am, at age 49, without a job. So, ask yourself America, what is gonna happen to you? What is gonna happen to you, and how do you feel about your long term security, when the company you work for, doesn't give a shit!!!!

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