Okay… so I realized that yesterday’s blog was not a good explanation of what happened with my assistant. I want to explain to you guys how to look for an assistant and what you should do when things start to go bad. There was too much pressure on me at the time when I fired my assistant. He was showing up and doing the work, but he NEVER talked to me. It felt like I was working with a robot. And I’m not sure why he did that because he was my assistant for a decent amount of time. It wasn’t like I was treating him badly: I thanked him for working and helping me out. However, at the same time, I felt that he was taking more than he was giving. For example, he would use the time at work to answer personal phone calls and text messages. When he was waiting for paper to print, he would play games on his phone. And when I wanted something done quickly, he slacked. Over time, it felt like he was taking more and more, and I was getting less and less.
I can’t say that that was the best feeling in the world. I was trying to give all of my efforts to the obligations and responsibilities in my life. And there was a person that was hindering me rather than helping me to achieve my goals.
There’s more actually. He left a ton of things not done properly. Like when he saw all the paperwork messily scrambled on the table, he didn’t organize it. When there are a bunch of things that he knows I need help with, he doesn’t bother to offer to help. It’s like he was only there to get a paycheck. I KNOW that many people go to work just to get a paycheck, but you can’t possibly do the bare minimum and be satisfied that you gave your employer crappy work. He seemed like he was always bored. If he was so bored, why didn’t he strive to do more or create better content?
Lastly, he didn’t even know the link to my website. For the amount of time that he worked on all of the stuff here, he better know the link to my website! I couldn’t believe it…
Anyways, if you have an employee that you have to manage, know that it takes a lot of work. It’s something that you have to work really hard to find a good worker. And when you have someone that is doing above and beyond for you, don’t let them go. I’ve learned that I cannot work for someone and I can’t have someone work for me. That’s just me. Everyone’s different, but do what feels right for you.
Best of luck!