Sunday, December 18, 2011
Should I or Shouldn't I ??????
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a past job location and found a brand-new manager sitting in my old office. This posed a moral dilemma that I had to resolve before I left...
Did I tell him about the company he has only 2 weeks invested in? Do I tell him about his boss, who was one of the least-motivating people (and a huge liar) I have ever met. Do I tell him the many reasons I left? Do I tell him it's NOT his imagination that the corporate environment is so negative and that it turns toxic? Do I let him know that no matter what good he accomplishes, it won't be good enough? Do I tell him that he should NOT stop looking for a job because the company does NOT care about him or leaving him go is ALWAYS the threat used? Do I have the heart to confront that big smile on his face with the harsh reality of his position?
Of course I do....
The decision was easy when I apply the same formula that I live every day by – what would I want me to do if I was HIM? It's like the golden rule. If you have compassion you know what I am talking about! Hahahaha
I went into his office and closed the door... I asked him a few questions to see if he was being realistic. He was. He also was glad I talked to him. He had enough of an open mind to know, in just two weeks, that things are NOT what they were explained before he signed up. He also agreed with the almost total lack of training involved. It's obvious he was a smart happy guy and I didn't want to beat him down with negatives. I let him know what I knew and what I had experienced, and it was similar already.
I let him know that as long as he knew and accepted the situation, he could succeed. If only someone had done that for me, I might not have lost as much sleep as I did.
Everyone deserves the truth. Good or bad.... ESPECIALLY the bad.