After almost five years at a soul-destroying job at the Psych Ward, I thought it would be nice to work at a startup. I also thought I’d try my hand at being the boss– Instead of supporting other people’s goals and visions, I’d make the plans and assign tasks. I might even wear a power suit and have a kick-ass view of the mountains. I now realize there are two major flaws in this line of thinking:
- I don’t actually care about anything I do professionally, and pretending to care is exhausting.
- Being the boss means you have to interact with the other humans.
I am not meant to be a manager. Just the word makes me shudder. Management: Not only do you have to talk to people but you have to influence them and listen to them and I’m getting tired just typing this sentence. [Read more…]