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Know your worth

Know your worth
By Shivan Sivakumaran • Issue #43 • View online
Kia ora e hoa
Being a professional, one should have control over their time and what they do. As long as the work gets done, it doesn’t matter how (within reason). Right?
This wasn’t the case—cue micro-management.
Having jobs that stimulate intellectually are a modicum. Bland work replaces them instead. Cleaning an already clean desk. Emptying the almost empty rubbish bin.
Inefficiency is created to fill in the time.
It is important to be a team player but not out of the expense of sanity. When helping out starts to become an expectation, then it becomes degrading. So my advice to you is: know your worth. My advice to all managers is that if you want to keep your employees happy: let them do the job however they want to as long as the work gets done.
Thankfully, I’ve moved on from jobs like this. I’m wondering if anyone is going through this right now? Am I wrong to think like this? Please hit reply!
Thank you for letting me share my frustration. I also got some responses from my last week’s newsletter. Thank you to those who replied. Last week, we talked about being asked: “where you are from?”. This should be embraced rather than dismissed. One reader mentioned that New Zealand, with its young 200-year history, is a country built upon immigration. So origin is an interesting topic that gets used around this country. Though it can be frustrating, people are only showing interest. Neither do we want to make a faux pau assuming where someone is from!
Did you find this useful? If you did, please forward this to family and friends.
Thanks for reading, and all the best for the week ahead.
Ngā mihi nui,
Shivan :)

My Favourite Things
  1. Website Giving What We Can There is a widget below that shows how your income compares in the world. I just realised how lucky am to be in the position I am in.
  2. Podcast Remote Work Django Chats William Vincent and Carlton Gibson discuss work from home also known as remote work. They also talk about their own experiences along with having children.
Kindle Highlight of the Week
Spend extravagantly on the things you love, and cut costs mercilessly on the things you don’t.
Ramit Sethi, I WIll Teach You to be Rich
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