A young man decided to chuck his job. The reason was he felt he was being taken for granted in his office. He also felt his name in the market was getting tarnished. All good reasons for putting in your papers. But he did it before he got another job.
How wise is this? He is newly married. His wife is an only child to a very rich set of parents, he will have to give her minimum luxuries. He is also on the way to becoming a father. Marriage is a responsibility and becoming a parent is more so. What is he going to do for finance?
I discussed with him he could have got a job in hand before chucking the present one. He says it is right, but he was angry. I asked him when he knew his office was stabbing him in the back? He said he knew for a couple of months.
Then he could have started to look for a job. He could have easily found one by now. But he took a hasty decision. His office will not suffer, they may even employ a person for a lesser salary. He is the loser right now. Fortunately his wife has gone for delivery, she is spared all this anguish.
Will he get a job? How will he manage till then? He has lots of monthly payments to make. How is he going to service them? He may need to send money to his wife. How will he manage that? Why do youngsters take hasty decisions? Why don’t they think it is necessary to consult someone before deciding? He has plenty of well wishers, he could have consulted quite a few.
Will he not cut a sorry figure when his in-laws come to know? Will they get the feeling he is irresponsible, he is after their money? Who can fault them if they so think? What a mess. Being an adult alone is not enough, you need to think rationally like an adult.
There are many people who take such hasty decision. They do not think of the future, they just up and leave if they feel their self esteem is compromised. They do not look left or right. Their self esteem cannot stand any type of nudge. It gets dented so easily.
I have come across another case where a gentleman chucked is job because his company was bought over by a Muslim. He did not want to work under a Muslim. The sale of the company was being discussed for a long time, and the process took a couple of months. He could have sought another job, he did not. He just put in his papers.
He has later not gone for any job. Apparently he does not want to work under anyone. He prefers living on handouts given by family and relatives. His younger brother is sponsoring him, so he has no urge or motivation to look for another job. His needs are taken care of by his younger brother and sisters. Why will he want to work?
A father of a teenager did a foolish thing. He tried to get his son admitted into an engineering college. He was unable to meet the fee structure, so he admitted his son in an arts college. The son was disappointed, but decide to compromise. The father spoke about the whole thing to a friend, who agreed to sponsor the boy for the engineering college.
The father should have waited to get the money before doing anything. Based on the assurance of his friend, he withdrew the admission of his son from the arts college. The friend could not keep his promise, the boy was left without a college admission. He later had to further compromise and join a government college. The boy has been bitter ever since, and he has not been able to forgive his father’s friend.
When older people take such hasty decisions, is it any wonder that youngsters do so? I guess it is the age and the utter confidence that makes youngsters take such decisions. It does speak well of their optimism, but irresponsible decisions can make life miserable.
The young man mentioned above has not got a job for two months. He did say he has a good name in the market, then why is he jobless? He knows he has been hasty, but will not admit it. Maybe this time he will learn his lesson and be more responsible. The pinch will sober him down quickly.