I’m not a great employee…I know this.
I’m bratty, and a know-it-all. My combination of a fragile professional ego, an inability to accept anyone as an authority figure, and a tendency to shut down entirely after being told no, makes me a pretty awful employee.
It’s not really my manager’s fault. It’s not a cultural thing. It’s me.
But hey, at least I know it.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone who tells you everything wrong with everyone else.
- They tell you how this person doesn’t know what they’re doing, and how that one is an idiot.
- They brag about being quick to fire people who don’t “get it.”
- They tell you about the incompetent manager, the one they couldn’t stand so much, they HAD to leave the company.
Every one of their stories end in a relationship that didn’t work out.
If you’re busy playing the blame game, step in front of the mirror, because when everyone else is wrong, there’s a pretty good chance that it’s you who is wrong.