Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The grass may be greener on the other side, but a lot harder to mow.

I was recently watching the Texans VS. Bears football game when I realized just how much fans may show 100% dedication towards a team, but if something happens they can turn on you in a quick second. As a diehard Texans fan, I was saddened to see a Chicago Bears player get the wind knocked out of him and collapse backwards toward the ground. When he picked himself back up and walked off of the field, the stands erupted into boos because he had missed the ball, not caring about the fact that he may have injured himself.

When it comes to jobs, there are many employees that don’t have dedication toward their job or employer either. While perusing resumes one of the worst things to see is a candidate that cannot hold a steady job or jumps from company to company. Our CEO recently spoke to a room full of college seniors and mentioned something that really stuck in my head. He spoke about how many employees nowadays don’t build “equity” within their job. You have to show a dedication and passion toward your work. Don’t forget that every time you leave a company, all of the time and effort that you put in with them goes away and you have to start all over again. If a company is offering you a larger salary, you have to ask yourself, is it worth it? Is $5,000 worth having to start all over? You may be losing your benefits or even a position you worked really hard to reach.

Employers look to see if a new employee is worth the hours and money instead or whether or not they will quit and move on to the next opportunity. I have seen in many instances that someone will leave the company only to return a quick while later because they believed that the next job would be grand and new. Just remember that while sometimes the grass may be greener on the other side, it can be a lot harder to mow.

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