The Problem with Being or Having a Boss

ChangeThis :: Why Your Boss is Programmed to be a Dictator

Did you vote your boss into the corner office? If not, perhaps your boss is a dictator. Chetan Dhruve explains why bosses become dictators.

Reminded me a lot of Paul Graham:

Because few of us know any alternative, we have no idea how much better we could do than the traditional employer-employee relationship. Such customs evolve with glacial slowness. Our employer-employee relationship still retains a big chunk of master-servant DNA.

I dislike being on either end of it. I’ll work my ass off for a customer, but I resent being told what to do by a boss. And being a boss is also horribly frustrating; half the time it’s easier just to do stuff yourself than to get someone else to do it for you. I’d rather do almost anything than give or receive a performance review.

2 thoughts on “The Problem with Being or Having a Boss”

  1. I’ve found that shouting “You’re not the boss of me!!!” to your employer really doesn’t do a lot of good.

    I’m just sayin’.

  2. Very insightful ChangeThis manifesto. But unfortunately, I doubt if CEOs of big companies are going to do anything – the status quo benefits them.

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