Life as employee

May 28, 2007 5:15am CST
Have you live as an employee before you start your business? It sucks when we sit down from 8 to 5 that is 8 hours working in only a single cubicle. It means 88 days in a year and 7,333 days in a month. We waste our life there and we're just an employee!
3 responses
@lextoper (573)
• Philippines
28 May 07
This is the consequences of being poor. We need to work to earn a living and to survive. I am really very disappointed with my co employee today... I am just a casual employee and only earned a minimum wage and work equally to the others who earned thrice my salary. i have this officemate that is already a regular in the company. I just could not accept his being so demanding and acted like he is a my buss and frankly, he is not. Even he can do the job and do nothing rather than texting to someone else, he always pass the work to me and the sad thing is he never even say please... If i can just find a new job... i will definitely resign... Well, what i am trying to say here is that, if you are just an ordinary employee you should have patients and attitude on your job. Someday i wanna be a buss on my own company... with God's well of course.
29 May 07
when i read your comment it reminds me to someone else in my office who look bossy. Actually she's a direct leader of a team consist of 5 people. I often heard her subordinate complaining said that she's always giving more and more job that actually she can undertake by herself. When we deal with this kind of person I think we should keep fighting and keep shining! This is important as when we are under pressure we can still come out with our best. I am sure if we are shining, the top management will see our potential and maybe they will give us a chance
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
28 May 07
Everybody is not lucky to have own business. Capital is required, knowhow, managing capacity, running around talent, so many are needed to start business. But you can be employee any time. That is why you find employees more than the business men. If you start liking the job you are doing and take interest in it, certainly you will not feel bored. After all you are going to do that work. Do it with interest and it will not bore you. See how you can do it best, bring your talent into it get a good name in it then you will like your work. I was an employee for 39 year. I did not feel bored.
29 May 07
yes buchi,that's true not everyone's lucky. But luckiness is not also about business. Sometimes everyone is not lucky to have their dream job. A dream job is a job we would like to do, we have the passion and interest in doing so. At this point maybe we will not feel bored. My point is, if you can't have a dream job then search for it. And if you can't find it then create it. So then you would not feel waste your time living in your cubicle.
@omupas (1243)
• United States
30 May 07
I lived my life as an employee for a short 6 years :) I guess I'm a lucky one? I job hopped for 3 years and then stumbled across a company that I worked for for 3 full years. I learned as much as I could about the business because it interested me and I love the work that I do. I moved up the ranks from an account exec to a corporate sales manager. Eventually, I realized there was no more upside to the job. What I mean by that is that I was not going to become the VP of sales anytime soon, nor was I going to take the place of the owner himself. As time went on, I realized not only that, but I could make more money by starting my own company in the same industry. So I got together with 3 other colleagues, and we started our own company. The rest is history. I will admit, I had a lot of apprehension before jumping ship so to speak, but I haven't looked back and I'm extremely happy about the decision I made. I know have the freedom to do what I want to do, when I want to do it and make more money than I made as a corporate sales manager. Like I said above, I guess I'm a lucky one (but I do have a lot of drive, ambition and motivation and I know when to separate playing hard from working hard!) Best part is, I'm still under 30! My goal is to retire by 40... We'll see what happens!