It’s supposed to be a season where job is a rare commodity, but I received a call from a headhunter requesting for my updated CV. Her client is a flourishing company, despite the present crisis, and in need of someone to head their HR dep’t. The budget is rather tempting, so before I put myself in a complex situation, I decided to politely pass the opportunity.
I have seen people change employers as often as they change their underwear, in the name of money. While this is not necessarily wrong, I am not comfortable with it for several reasons:
- We live in a small world– you will be known in the community as person who can be bought.
- Employers will not be loyal to you as well– in times of crisis, your position will be the first to be dissolved.
- Good will– It is only proper for the employer to get it’s ROI from you.
- The law of karma– at the end of the day, you will still get what you deserved. If you short change your employer, sooner or later what you have will be taken from you. On the same note, if you are being taken advantaged by your employer, you’ll get what’s supposedly yours in due time. perhaps in another way. Remember we have a just God and He gives to people what they ought to have.
Some of you may be thinking I am a nut. Maybe…. maybe not. It depends on your perspective.
I always tell employees who are disgruntled because of pay that the pasture is always greener on the other side . While I advise those who complain that their boss is like satan in the flesh that it’s better to work with the devil you know than the devil you do not know.
You may ask, when is the right time to change employers… my answer is simple, when you are not looking for a new one.
About the author
Sonnie is an experienced strategist for employer branding and communications; and people/ organization management and development.
He also received two awards, one for his advocacy on digital accountability, and another for the use of blog for mentoring.
He co-founded Blogwatch in 2009. Thru this initiative, bloggers voice were heard in convo involving national issues.
He co- founded LODI Inc. (Learning and Organization Development, Inc.) in 2018 as an offshoot to his year long #HRMentoring program.