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I just got off the phone with one of my employees. She is self destructing before my eyes and she doesn’t even see it. I have a very low tolerance for trash and tonight along with the past couple of weeks she has tested all of it. I give everyone the opportunity to be themselves but we still have a job to do. The holidays are supposed to be a time to rejoice. Instead I’m left with a long line of people that must be replaced in order to make the transition. To make matters worst I have to replace them to justify my own existence. I tell my people, “Everyday, we have to show our employer that we should be welcomed back the following day.”
It’s hard being a leader. But a leader I must be. I set the tone and the example because literally that is my shop. I’m shaking my head because I’ve been where a lot of these young people have been. But I’ve been told a fool can only learn from their own mistakes. They don’t learn from the mistakes of others. So, while I was trying my best to get through Christmas without firing anyone it looks like I’m about to make that happen this very week. Firing 2 and demoting another. Wow. Praise God for integrity.
Now that I look at this the title simply doesn’t fit. I love what I do. Even self employed there is a good chance I’d be going through this on my own. At least I have a strong support system. Time to sound the alarm.