I’ve actually been talking with an IT professional, who I know has a similar philosophy to what you’re trying to get across.
He said that when youre looking for someone to get you into a position of power, and you have a bunch of experience and you can’t quite trust that person, then you need to look for someone who has a bit more of a chip on their shoulder.
So, for example, I have a friend who is the IT manager for a company. This is the guy I need to persuade to get me into this new position. He has a lot of experience in the company, but he’s not as highly respected as I am. He’s not quite as smart as me, but he’s not a total idiot either. I should really start with a challenge to him and see if we can get him to work for me.
Of course this is how we get most people in business, and it works well. But we do get people like this. I was talking to my friend’s boss this week who is, in his own words, a “stupid ass.” He was just going on and on about how he was going to do something bad to me (I have not asked him to give me a job yet).
When it comes to the kind of person that is going to be a good employee, you have to be a little bit of a bitch to get them to work for you. If you give them the wrong info, they will start making the wrong decisions, and if they do make a mistake, you will be able to point to it and say, “You should have seen this coming.
I have worked for bosses that are good, but not the kind of boss you can say that about. We are talking about the sort of boss that is not nice at all. He is the sort of boss that will treat you like garbage if you are not nice to him. You do not want to work for an employer like that.
For your bosses, let’s get the most important part out of the way. They are the ones who make you think. They are the ones who tell you things that you don’t want to hear. They are the ones who are always asking you for money, because they don’t have enough to pay your bills. They are the ones that don’t want you to leave because you might become a liability. They are the ones that are always trying to make you do things their way.
You would think that the fact that a business manager is so annoying would make this entire discussion clear. In fact, it does, and that is why I give you a warning. It is perfectly okay to say “no” to work at your current employer. No matter what you might have heard other people say, it is not true. You would be surprised at how many people have jobs that they hate.
I am not trying to make any business managers or sales people feel bad, but many people have that attitude at work, and you have to make the effort to change your attitude towards them.
I’ll give you the key to the game if you ever make the leap to the next level. The other people who have a bad attitude are the ones who have a bad personality. They are also the ones who have very bad ideas, because they think it will be better if they don’t put their trust in you.