When the Going Gets Tough Don’t Go Back to Bed
We’ve all worked with individuals that for one reason or another aren’t meeting what is expected of them. Some of them can’t even fulfill basic job responsibilities. It’s not really surprising when you come across this. Sometime ago I received a forward that took the cake in irresponsibility.
It’s been a bad morning: John and Logan didn’t get their paycheck, a prospective employee told us he’s not interested because he worries about the long term viability of the company, and now one of the servers is down.
I’m going back to bed.
I too worry about the long term viability of this company. I worry about the long term viability of any company that employs leadership that would abandon ship when they’re asked to do their job.
Everyone has job responsibilities they don’t really want to do. It’s not that we hate our jobs, certainly things we have to do just aren’t fun. For example, as a dad I love my ‘job’; I have the most fun with my son. As much as I love being a dad I could always do without the times when he wants to wake up in the middle of the night. I would be just fine if I never had to wake up to him crying in the middle of the night. I get up though because it’s part of the ‘job’. I need to do it because the ‘job’ is important.
The same is true with a career. If you are lax about any of your responsibilities you’re saying you don’t care about the job. You’re really telling your boss that firing you would have little to no effect on you.
When things get tough stand up and show you care about your job; don’t go back to bed.