Re: The Middle Management Trap
Maybe this is not so surprising. At lunch recently, my coworkers were discussing one of our managers' lousy disposition. 'oh, so-and-so? She's a lifer, though.' one of them remarked. Everyone at the table nodded, as if this was all that needed to be said. Though junior employees have many difficulties, we're able to maintain a certain free spirit. We still have many possibilities ahead of us and, we think, perhaps fooling ourselves, we can just leave this job on a whim if things go bad. 'lifers' have a lot invested in the company and have already given up a lot of possibilities. One can see where the mid-life crisis comes from.