I found a dream job. Was hired and immediately I started making recommendations and felt very empowered. That lasted about a month and a half. Then I started finding practices that were either unethical or illegal. As I expressed my concerns to my director, I noticed that I was not so empowered anymore. My director was making all the decisions and I was merely a figure in organizational chart. I started covering myself by emailing him with my concerns and copying my personal email. It came a time when I could no longer stay.. it would've been my dream job for a while had I not started finding all these problems. The director had no intention of changing what he was doing wrong. It's in the hands of the appropriate authorities now. I miss my job though. I'm not sure I'll go back to work for anybody else....
I just don't understand when new management takes over they have the legal right to fire anyone they feel like. I don't understand why the owners of companies don't stand up for there employees and listen to their side of the story also. But they don't. and I don't understand why someone can be fired by a new manager because they don't like you. But they do. If I were the owner of a company, I would want to check into the fact of whether they made the right choice with new management. Instead of blowing it off as their subordinates job.
In my opinion Grady has a bad decision making on their leadership I lost my job because someone didn't like me not because I wasn't a good worker I embarrassed a supervisor and he gun for my head for years sneaky trick after trick how can you have a 750,000 dollar machine and not keep maintenance up the coolant was the color of coffee they needed parts bad guy from 1st shows me hand bumped up I asked a simple? When they were going to clean the filter oh my goodness he went and got pH balance and everything papers shows its good and checked within 2weeks big boss show's up I cut him off before they could get to him with the B's as I'm speaking to him they literally ran up and tried to cut me off boss even had to tell em slow down so me being me I told the boss to tell him to put his hand in there he said oh no and backed up got his but chewed out That was 1 of many Many bad experiences
My first club was a community club in Stafford County, Virginia. People there were very warm and welcomed guests with open arms. I gave my first speech a week later and have been a Toastmaster in five other clubs in Virginia and now Chicago. I recommend anyone go there for a really open atmosphere where personal growth is encouraged.
Everyone is a leader. As John Maxwell said, leadership comes down to one thing - influence. You influence more people than you know. Many of us can trace lessons learned back to a great mentor. Who was your best mentor? Who taught you valuable lessons and/or challenged your assumptions? What's the best thing you learned from them? How do you pay it forward? Thank you for sharing!