1000 sacked! 200 employees retrenched, 60% of employees moved into marketing, employees now receive targets for salaries. All these are news that is familiar with the economic times we are in. Round and robust employees now save unenthusiastically waiting for the sledge hammer to come their way one day. People in employment are now looking for ways to cheat their bosses before they pull a fast one on them. Survival of the fittest is the mantra, as employees look for ways to push themselves ahead of their friends and colleagues. But then there are still people still being disturbed for employment, there are people who rather than submit CVs, companies look for their CVs and call them to resume when they prefer. I call them the untouchables; and we know them; we see them around, some of us do not like them because of their “excessive energies”, some because the boss just likes them because of the amount they rake in for the company. If there is an award like that in your office, they’d always make “employee of the month“.
Though it has been released for a while, I thought about watching the movie again. I couldn’t stop laughing, but then I didn’t miss the lessons of the movie.
It is an undeniable fact that no company will fire its valuable asset, which includes the best employees. In times like this, when CEOs, MDs and entrepreneurs and seeking to minimise costs and rake in more money, every employee that does not produce is listed under “expenses”. You need to be at the top of your game, you need to enlist among the untouchables. You are not doing your boss a favour, you are actually empowering yourself (Actually, empower in this case, means making yourself powerful). You are building capacity, increasing in value, and are consistently being listed as underpaid by your company- it’s a compliment. to qualify for a promotion you must demonstrate the abilities of a higher grade. What will make you the toast of your boss? I advice you to;
1. Help the company earn more.
2. Help the company save more. You cost them more when you destroy company property.
3. Help the company grow their market share.
4. Learn quickly. An organization does not reward you for what they taught you.bring thoughts, connections, personality and experience you have into the business.
5. Execute instructions without mistakes.
6. Solve problems.
7. Package products/ programmes/solutions.
8. Use initiative. Knowing what is expected, and doing it without being told. A company will not value what they told or trained you for.
9. Be a team player.
10. Be an inspiration to others. Gather a large fan base- especially the customers.
11. Make yourself indispensible. Your absence will be thouroughly missed when you add value with your presence.
12. Once you make yourself indispensible, empower others. If you do not train others to replace you, you remain the best in the same position.
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