A Job that paid well ….. so what!
The alarm goes off its 5 am in the morning, and I am up planning my execution for the day. Working hard, happy and raring to go. 12 months into it .. you wish the morning would never come. You dread every waking minute of the day. What’s more, you get numerous calls with a Manager that has the IQ of room temperature (That means retarded for people who do not know). Furthermore, a “jerk” boss who could not count to ten if all ten fingers were exposed. What’s More, Calling you at 8:30 pm out of the blue to solicit you for answers on an open book test, then rewarding your helpful behavior by yelling and screaming. What’s even worst, hearing “I am just trying to help you” .. “Does that make sense.” In a hillbilly tone. Um mm, spend much time in the Georgia Pines?
Beware of Jobs that look Great on Paper!
“Enticing” is the word that would describe the job. What they offered, the pay was enough to make any professional sales person lick their chops. At the twelve month mark, it was a sales role that would drive any go-getter nuts, or make them want to indulge just little too much in Johnny Walker Blue label. Fortunately, I rarely drink, but what I did experience was my spirit and drive being violated. The fun meter at this point was at zero. Because the layers of bureaucratic red tape and the number of people involved in the sale turned me a little sideways. Furthermore, having little or no control over the everyday things a sales person is accustom was an extreme shock to the system. I can honestly say this role was an glorified babysitting job, and real sales person’s nightmare, a treadmill, or trying to navigate a ship without the helmsman.
Never compromise your inner strengths!
Most successful salespeople have good intentions, high integrity and know that inner strengths are what make them successful. Is any role or job worth your personal well-being, sanity and at what point do you stand idle while some fool hearty zealot chisels away at your inner strengths? Do your homework and utilize your LinkedIn network. I’m thankful to have such great colleagues in my network that are willing to dispense advice at the drop of a hat. For example Pros and Cons of a company, whether they want to tear the life out of you, the ones that have unrealistic expectations. I remember saying to one colleague “some of these jobs pay well” and the response to this was “so what.”