Why Would Anyone Want To Be A CEO?
September 1, 2016
are the CEO of your company and you are past retirement
age, but you continue to work because that is the only way
that you can keep your business in operation.
The hours of your staff are cut to the bone. Many of them
are only part time workers, not because you want it that
way, but because there are not sufficient funds to pay them
for full time work.
You have thought about selling your business, or may have
even sold the business, only to find that the buyer was
not capable of running the business properly.
One might say, that you did not run your business correctly
or you would have been able to retire like other normal
CEOs. Not true, your business has survived because of you,
but its survival has left you little time for yourself.
You look around you and what do you see. You see most government
offices only open four days a week. You see college professors
only teaching four days a week, and asking for three. You
see the school day cut down to the point that there is no
time for the arts and music.
You look at unemployment and see so many people unemployed
because there are no jobs, and yet the government demands
that you pay more wages so that there will be even fewer
And because of the lack of jobs, there are people on the
street, and there are people in the jails, and people on
welfare, and the people who commit crime, and those who
find drugs and alcohol the only way out of their misery.
You try to decide who you will vote for in this election.
Will it be more of the same, or will you ask if there is
someone, somewhere, who will lead this city, this county,
this state, and this nation out of this quagmire?
We have brought this on ourselves. We have raised our children
to think that there is something wrong with hard work. We
have cut out the jobs for young people, the starter jobs
--- like newspaper routes.
“After all,” we say, “a newspaper carrier
could get hurt on his bike throwing a newspaper.”
True, but what about the mind of that young person as he
sits at home locked in his bedroom playing video games until
wee hours in the morning, or spends all day on his cell
phone texting friends who are doing the same.
These same young people suffer from obesity, and lack of
exercise, which will cost millions in medical care later
in life. But that apparently is all right, because our country
now has medical care for everyone.
But in giving medical care to everyone, it has taken good
medical care from everyone.
Are there any answers?
Look around you and watch as one business after another
closes its door. These are not upstart businesses but longtime
businesses which have lost their will to put in the long
hours and hard work with so little return.
The CEO is exhausted and can no longer enslave himself (herself)
to a system which affords him no relief.
No new CEOs are there to take his or her place.
Why would anyone want to be a CEO?