Skip to comments.You’re old. Get over it.
Posted on 10/26/2012 8:50:06 PM PDT by null and void
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that’s just stoopit and I’ve never understood the mentality that goes into it.
I’ve seen good, Great and OMG they will suck whatever they do and didn’t seem to make a difference.
What did make a difference was hunger. Whoever wanted it bad enough made it. Some had easier than others.
I will say the difference is learned skills.
In my particular profession, sales, the only people eating every day are those who hunger for some acheivement, whethere it is an external goal such as your quota or you just gotta be at some level of performance or need a certain income.
In sales, as in owning a business, it’s strictly about performance. You can’t hide from it.
You are either meeting the company’s objectives for your job or exceeding them. Everyone else will be making new friends...bottom line.
You can learn the skills to become successful but if you don’t have the desire “You’re Fired” and I’ve been saying that for over 30 years.
Now, in the IT world it’s a bit different. There are skills that only old people have and I ain’t asking some Nintendo/Xbox specialist to do what I need.
See, for me it’s simple: Someone can do your job, heck even I can do your job(I don’t want to). What I am looking for is someone who is an excellent to extraordinary problem solver, period.
I hand you a job or something crops up under your purview you ought to solve it and I shouldn’t be my usual fixerupper type personality.
Kids ain’t there, especially this generation. They think they are special and deserve certain things.
Move back home and let your parents tell you that.
Here, I ask you to do a thing and walk away expecting it to be done, then you better do it and not make me put my thinking cap on and get dirty.
Older people have seen it all and been through the ringer.
They get the job description: Problem Solver.
I’d say this person is narrow minded and don’t know squat.
Older people are easier to work with anyway. They’ll tell you like it is or tell you off(which is fine if they do their job)
I turn 50 next year. I don’t feel like it’s old AT ALL but, I am aware of what people would think as they stared across from me.
Like “Why isn’t he a manager?”....Never wanted to be.
“Why hasn’t ever gone up the ladder” Couldn’t care less.
“This guy could take my job” I’ve heard it before and had to explain if I wanted their job I would have applied for it but, I have never had any thoughts of being a manager or climbing the ladder.
I always wanted to be my own boss and that’s all I ever want to be.
Hence, I have my own businesses, closed one down earlier this year due to a torn rotator cuff but, that’s life and I can do it again next year.
No one ever tells me what to do that is just completely stupid. My customers are my bosses and they have short demands and only care about the result.
Great! The result is all I care about and I get paid plenty to get my customers what they want.
Personally, if someone wanted to be on their own and didn’t to be part of the slave class, working for some friggin moron who could never find his azz with two hands, I think people ought to consider an Amway distributorship or something like that.
Hell, put in a couple of years on a business and you can pretty succesfull without the mind numbing stupidity of a manager who is constantly trying to find relevancy for his existence by robbing....NO, stealing from you, very valuable time and constantly interrupting your life with BS meetings that are always pointless and serve only to make him feel special.
Eff em. Make a life and never take shit from anyone again.
It doesn’t have to be some multimillion dollar a year business, it’s needs to pay the bills and give you joy tending it.
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