That is a way of paying homage
and obeisance to Elderly people Yorùbá land.
Hope you are enjoying the challenges encountered daily? This would make
us stronger, no doubt, because this is the reflector of the expertise that we
Today, I will be looking at
something quite important and salient to our lives. There is a story of a
particular man who was once working with a government agency; he went on
assignment to a private company regularly. Along the line, they saw him playing
a prominent role in their organization and he was poached. As of now, he has
risen to the top echelon in the organization now. Who is favouring who?
Employee’s favour is a situation in
which someone on a paid job assumes that he is doing his employer a favour by
carrying out the daily activities. Truthfully, you are being ‘stressed’ in
getting the work done but like one of my bosses would say, ‘if the kitchen is too hot get out!’ There are 1001 agile, more
skilled people interested in this same role that you are at the moment. This
means that there are a lot of people who can provide the same favour.
Employer’s favour is a situation
when the organization believes that you have no other lifeline. They consider
them as doing you a favour by paying your monthly regardless of ‘its inability to take you to the bank’. Some
employers have turned themselves to gods believing that your fate is dependent on
Herein is my assertion; an
employee is favouring an employer because you are contributing to the growth of
his business while the employer is favouring the employee because he has provided
a platform to gain experience, gain expertise and get trained. It is left to
the employer to use all these to determine the course of his life. IT IS A
That is why organizations would
keep increasing your Key Deliverables annually and also add the financial bait.
I would like to add that the labour law in Nigeria favours the employer who has
the power to ‘hire and fire’.
However, in order to justify that the employee is favouring the organization,
the person would be qualified as a top-performer and you earn better positions,
pay and make certain demands from the organization like a book titled ‘Fire Your Boss’ teaches. Contrarily,
you will truly be at the mercy of your boss if you are not skilled or educated.
Conclusively, as you gain
experience, learn all the accompanying tactics so that you can move on to
another organization or also become an entrepreneur. It is one of the missing
links in our educational system but it can be learnt on the job.
You have to determine who is actually favoured as you proceed in life
Labels: Attitudinal Change, Career, Employee, Employer, Favour, Key Deliverables, Motivational, Olutayo Irantiola, Peo Davies, Professionals, Skilled, Versus Series