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I have a Terrible Boss: I am at the verge of quitting


Hello, one of the reasons we set up this blog is to have employees and employers share their pain and gain on this platform. Just so, everyone can learn one thing or two. I got this touching story from an anonymous employee. For the purpose of this share, she will take up Folashade for her name.

Let us begin with these quotes: “There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.” –Jack Welch. In addition, “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” –Stephen R. Covey.

Folashade’s story: I work in a company where the management feels they are doing employees a favor, the culture, values, everything is all about how to make money for the company, and nobody cares about how the employees feel in and outside the job. I had a surgery and was asked to resume work before the date the doctor advised me to resume. I had to because, my financial contribution to the family is integral. While at work, i kept feeling the pain of the surgery and could not give my best because of the pain. I expected my Boss to sympathize with me and possibly ask me to go home but instead, I got all the bashing in this world.

“Folashade, if you are not ready to work, there are one thousand and one people out there looking for job, we do not run a charity home here, and we cannot afford to pay you if you don’t work” He said a lot of things that brought tears to my eyes.

When I shared this with a few friends, I was advised to report to him to labour court but I declined and informed them of my decision to quit the job as soon as possible. I have two kids, school fees are quite on the high side, the family needs my contribution, and that is why I go to work every day to be tortured by words and action…

That’s Folashade story, employees go through a lot just to earn a living. I will conclude with this quote and I hope our employers out there make something out of it. “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” –Anne Mulcahy

Please feel free to share your story with us…


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