So, I was reading this article on Yahoo! ’10 Reasons You’re Not the Boss’ … and since I’m trying to be the boss in my own life, I figured I would see if these 10 “reasons” could help me gain a little perspective on what it really takes to be a boss.
So, enclosed are the 10 Reasons You’re Not the Boss, and my follow-up to what being the boss really means.
1. You don’t look the part.
YellingGirl: Do you know how many bosses I’ve had that looked like they just crawled out of a Salvation Army that just gave birth to Goodwill?
“Dressing the part” will only ensure you stay conformed to their rules and regulations! Trust me the people who move and shake don’t give a fuck about what pants their wear. You think the nerds in Silicon Valley worry about what designer to put on when they are mapping out a multi-billion dollar idea?!
2. You’re terrible at time management.
YellingGirl: If you are really the boss, there are people who will keep time for you. Time Management is peon shit, time stands still for people with power!
3. You aren’t very good at tough conversations.
YellingGirl: Who needs to be good at “tough conversations”, firing people and shit is for peons and mid-level drones. Trust me a real boss doesn’t do the firing, cause they don’t want to be on the retaliation list when that disgruntled employee comes back to pick up their final check and decides to direct deposit some people into heaven.
4. You gossip or are part of a clique.
YellingGirl: Of course you have to be a part of the clique, because you run the clique. Bosses are always at the head of every group, so they can control the inner circle. And I don’t have to tell you how important it is to have gossip started about yourself, it adds to your boss status. Let’s face it, everyone talks shit about Kim Kardashian; but they are talking about her, nonetheless.
5. You don’t know how to prioritize.
YellingGirl: Prioritize? If being a boss isn’t the only item on your list, then you are already off to a bad start. There is nothing to prioritize when there is only one thing to do.
6. You act entitled.
YellingGirl: If you have enough capital to be the boss, then chances are you come from money and a sense of entitlement is part of your pedigree. The rest of you, who work hard for your status, should feel entitled. Humility is for losers!
7. You don’t manage your own boss well.
YellingGirl: We have to talk about how this one even made the list! What boss has a boss that they need to manage?! Hello?!
8. You’re a complainer.
YellingGirl: Yeah, you complain! You scream! You do whatever you have to do to get where you have to get, and shove anyone out of your way that is in the way! This is another stupid one. You can sit there and struggle in silence, or you can make some heads roll while you climb your way to the top!
9. You do your job duties and nothing else.
YellinGirl: I think the write is just reach for anything to finish the list now. What duties do you have as a boss, other than giving other people orders?!
10. You don’t make your accomplishments visible.
YellinGirl: Everyone knows that the boss never has to show or prove. I’m not going to make things happen, I’m gonna hire other people who know what the hell they are doing to make me look good!
If you decide to take any of my advice, please be prepared to be on the unemployment line for a very long time; you might also want to look into getting an EBT card too!
Happy Job Hunting!
(original article from Yahoo! http://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-reasons-youre-not-boss-130607703.html)