After ranting on & on to my dad about how remedial my former employers’ management team were, he hit me with one simple line: Confusion keeps folk employed.
I sat there for a moment trying to soak in wtf this Black Socrates just said.
Then like a wave, it all made sense.
Check this: I’m sure you’ve sat at your desk thinking “Wait a minute, there is a more efficient way for me to get things done.” We are all bogged down by simple, repetitive tasks that keep us from tackling the core of what the hell we are supposed to do.
So if you’re like me, you bring some ideas up to your bosses. & 12 times outta 10 your recommendations fall on deaf ears.
So while you sit back at your desk pissed cus THEY carried the fxck outta you (don’t forget the mountain of work you’re now behind on)…here comes the quote “Confusion keeps folk employed.”
Funny thing about issues in the public AND private sector: everyone knows what needs to be fixed. However, doing things too fast, too easy, & too efficient has a NEGATIVE effect on tran$actions.
Now how ass backwards is that?
This is 1 of the biggest hurdles our Generation faces versus the Old Heads. No, we don’t have the years of “experience” (if u consider doing a task 1 million times the same way for 15 years experience) But we do have a knack for finding different ways of assessing issues and applying a new vantage point on them.
You’re now faced with 2 choices: continue to deal with the BS or bounce. If you are in the field/profession that speaks to your Passion, you can deal with it. As the saying goes: Do what you got to do to be where you wanna be. If you don’t fit in that unique category: Good Luck.
Personally, I chose the latter. I was making good money in an industry that continued to prove to me how corporations & public agencies care more about saving a dollar than respecting their customers. I was encouraged to find ways to finesse laws & investigations to benefit insurance carriers. Don’t need that karma. I’ve already fxcked up enough in other sectors of life.
At the end of the day the choice is yours. You make the bed you sleep in.