“Can you make the decision?”
We all have these dreams of being this boss of our own or even another company. But what happens when you are the one that has to make the decisions to let go of someone, or better yet many people? Then you have the feeling of do I really want to become the boss making the decisions. Because no one with any shred of humanity would think to get rid of someone, putting them in a position to sleep in the street. Yet, we all have jobs and that job may require you to perform that task. But what happens when the task is eliminating thousands of jobs? How do you go about making that decision?
Try not to take your job too serious. Because if you find yourself in that role, you have to look at the situation from it’s business and never personal. But that’s hard to assume because why did they choose this 1,000 people to lay off and not this bunch. Was there some sort of blind draw, or were there a group of people who were considered the under-performers? And hey, easy for the boss to say whatever, they have a job still.
Never get too comfortable in your boss position firing people. Always have that empathy because you never know, you could be next on the chopping block. There are plenty of top bosses that lose their gig and are left with their hands in the hand not knowing what to do.
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