I’ll tell you why today.
I seriously wish this post will not reveal my bias as an employer myself so I’ll try and be as neutral as possible.
The first time I tried to employ someone was in the year 2008 but it wasn’t successful.
However, in the year 2009, I was able to employ few people and ever since then, off and on, I’ve been working with people and I now has few employees (among wish my wife is. Lol)
I’ve always wonder, “Why is it that employees and employers are never in good mood with themselves?”
This is the answer I got;
Both are from an entirely different worlds.
Just imagine Sun and Moon or Fire and Water.
You get the picture.
Think about this; an entrepreneur looks at EVERYTHING as investment. Unfortunately, your employer probably sees you as “an investment”.
As an entrepreneur, he wants to get 1000% returns out of every “investment” and this includes you.
Let’s look at an employee. I really don’t know how employees think (because I was never one), but let me guess, based on my experience working with them.
Most employees are risk-haters who like to get much harvest from little seed.
These group of people were originally motivated by the idea of “security” and “ease” so they really wish that should be easily achievable.
Now pause and think about it.
How can someone who wants to get 1000% out of his “investment” be partner (and in love) with someone who wants to put in 30 to get 100?
Now you can see.
Another example is the fact that employees usually think, “You see, I’m doing the whole work while my boss is making the whole money”
Because they don’t see their employers “working hard”, they think he’s not working.
Well, the hardest work happens in the brain and that’s what most entrepreneurs do.
This is another thing;
Entrepreneurs are usually decisive people who do things before being told. Unfortunately, they expect their employees to go this far, but no, they are from different planets.
Another point I can remember is the fact that employees usually think from the perspective of how much money their boss is making while employers think from the perspective of how many years and money he has invested into his business.
An employee could think, “See, my boss made #5 million last month and paid me just #100,000”.
From his own perspective, an entrepreneur thinks, “I made JUST #5 million last month, after I’ve been working hard on this business for 5 years, having to pay my investors #1 million every month, having to pay salaries and office rent total #2 million. I have JUST #2 million as mine”
Then, an employer thinks, “How can I get more from all my investments?”
Unfortunately, his “investments” include his employees (and he may seek how to get them to work harder).
There are so many reasons why employers and employees are rarely (truly) in love with each other and I think I’ve tried to state few of them.
Please, if my above points are biased, just forgive me.
I’ve never really been an employee all my life (though I spent about 18 month working WITH someone, I’ve never experienced what it really means to be an employees so I may not have the right opinion as regard employees)
In all, the question we should ask is, what is the way out?
How can we settle the silent battle between employees and employers all over the world?
Well, I’m sorry, there’s no visible solution I can suggest.
People live in their worlds and as long as we are who we are, two different people cannot be (truly) in love with each other.
My advice for you is, if there are some power left in you, strive to work in job you like or create the job you like.
If you can get a job you are passionate about, your employer is likely to notice it and that should make both of you share few things in common.
However, if you cannot find a job you like, create one for your self.
In life, you cannot stand in the middle.
If you’re not a victor, you are a victim.
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If you ever want to learn how to build a successful business from the scratch, you must join this business university.
I’ll personally be your mentor through Africa Business University (A.B.U).
I want to train few people who will be successful and happy entrepreneurs, not sad and poor employees.
In fact, I’m thinking of giving three of my business students one million naira.
This may be you.
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