He didn’t care about me.
I was destined to be fired. I applied for jobs as fast as I could. I had rent to pay. But I was too late. The bugger beat me to it. He fired my fine ass in 2019.
You’ve got to see the signs of a boss that doesn’t care — or the same can happen to you. This article isn’t a guidebook to quit your job and live a laptop lifestyle. Soz, to the people that wanted that. The 4-Hour Workweek is a better option for ya’ll.
What you’re about to read is for the people who like having a career and want to get the most out of their jobs. I was that guy. A bank jock.
Here’s how to get career growth faster than most.
The mistake I’ve seen people make in their careers, that’s the same one that’s been going on for eternity is this: thinking your boss cares.
There are some rare ones who do care.
But most don’t. Not because they’re the devil in a suit, but because the modern corporation doesn’t allow a boss to be your best friend.
Spend a day in their shoes and you’ll see. Being a boss is mostly a pain in the ass. You’re responsible for everything. Under-resourced. And your calendar is jammed up with a sh*t sandwich of back-to-back meetings.
The last thing your boss wants is to get out of a meeting and into another one with you. If they don’t hit their KPIs and manage the team to deliver revenue-generating value, then they will lost their title.
Everything they’ve worked for will go up in smoke. Poof.
Get in your boss’s shoes before you try to think about how they can help with your career growth.
Think about it.