It is always tempting to quit your job and try for a new one, right? Wrong. WRONG. Capitals, block letters, dark, Italics.
It is dull and boring to hold on to your current job, boss, field, colleagues…..so you want to quit. Well, that is the easy part. What happens once you quit? Find another job? similar boss, similar colleagues, a different location…but it could be worse, then what?
Forget that scenario. Much worse could happen. What if you cannot get a new job? what happens if you get a job in a company or industry that YOU hate MORE than your existing job? Like one girl who left a life insurance company (sales pressure) to join a bank? Since it was the bank from the same group, she had to still sell life insurance, and sell very aggressively. She then switched banks – being young helped. This is NOT a choice for a 40 year old.
Let me tell you what I have seen, observed, heard,….
1. It is still a buyer’s market: If I have employed carpenters and suddenly I need plumbers, I have to sack the carpenters! Once upon a time I thought I should teach the carpenters how to plumb. Today I have no time, so I WILL sack, and you will be unemployed. Simple.
2. It is still a buyer’s market: The whole world is willing to supply people to me in INDIA. There are no jobs being created worldwide, so Walmart Malaysia, UK, US – all the staff is available is available for hire. Go to Reliance Retail office and see for yourself.
3. It is still a buyer’s market: Fresh graduates and post graduates – Engineers, MBAs, etc. will SOON BE WILLING to work for free – it is frustrating to sit at home feeling guilty and having nothing to do! This will keep pressure on salaries to be DOWN not up…
4. Fresh graduates are under tremendous pressure to perform: no comments you understand this, right?
5. I hate this job: Especially if it is your first job you think the world outside is awesome, but this job is terrible….Don’t say this. Remember you said this in 2009 also? History, sadly, repeats itself.
6. Last hired, First Fired: Companies will make some attempt to keep the older guys – people who have spent longer time in the company – this may not be sensible, but it is a fact of life. Take it or leave it.
7. Work pressure is same everywhere. One kid who left a high pressure sales job to join a PSU bank regularly spends 11 hours in the branch, listening to abuses about the inefficiency of the Psu bank. Wince. It hurts, but she has no choice.
there would be many more…but suffice this for now….
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