It’s so hard for young people to find work these days. This really upsets me. There are so many Gen-Yers that are looking to enter the workforce with an intense hunger to make something of themselves…to make a difference, and instead, they’re working at BK. Un-freaking believable. And then I go to work and I see the following:
- Pissed off employees
- Ungrateful employees
- Lazy asses who come to work and just sit around
- People that do average work
These are the people that have jobs. I just don’t understand this.
So why do these people still have jobs?
Because management doesn’t understand the importance of throwing people off the freaking bus.
Yes, I’m referring to Jim Collins and his idea of the bus with super awesome people in it. I completely agree that we need to get the right people in the right seats. However, some people just shouldn’t be on the bus.
If I had a bus, these would be the requirements to sit in it, very simple.
- Be an optimistic person
- Produce better than average work
- Have social skills aka don’t be an a hole
I understand that there will always be negative miserable people everywhere. People that come to work bitching about anything and everything you can possibly think of… People that hate their jobs and do nothing to make it better…People that then, because they’re so miserable, try to make other people miserable… People that come to work and produce mediocre work because quite frankly, they don’t give a fuck. I get this.
But with these people, you do one of two things:
- Pay no attention to them
- Fire their asses
Because if all you do is spend your time bitching about them, you’re preventing yourself from devoting time to what’s working, to the people that make your organization better. Rather than having countless meetings with your poor employees, spend time meeting with your stars. Cultivate their awesomeness.
We spend so much time talking about getting employees on the bus….on the right seats of the bus. But hello?!? If your employees don’t want to take the bus, why force them to? There are so many Gen-Yers that would kill to be on the f*ing bus. So if your poor employees would prefer to ride bike or rollerskate, please, don’t force them onto the bus.
Because if they aren’t happy in any of the seats, you need to stop the bus, and kick them out.
Here’s a question…If there was a person on the bus with a bomb attached to their chest, would you try to find them a different seat? No, you would sniper rifle their ass because they’re putting the bus and everyone else in it in danger. And that’s how it is at work when you have a bad employee. Sometimes, the only solution is to ask them to leave. Think big picture. Think about the overall good of your organization.Get rid of your poor employees and make room for people that want to add value, that want to be there.