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Complaining about the boss

It’s amazing how many effective hours the average employee wastes by complaining about the boss and the company he works for. There are multiple studies on this subject. Most studies show that the average employee uses four hours per week to complain about the boss and company. This even rises to an average of 5 or 6 hours a week.

I would like to give you four good reasons to stop this ineffective behaviour.

Complaining about everything that isn’t right is useless. The world just isn’t perfect. Rich and poor aren’t divided equally. There is discrimination. There is injustice. It is better to focus on the things you can change. You only make things worse for yourself and your environment. You are wasting your time! Just think of the fact that you could do a part-time study in the time you use to complain.

Complaining about the boss isn’t good for your career. Big chance that one way or the other, your complaints are going to be heard by the boss. Small chance he will still promote you after that.

Complaining is bad for the reputation of your company. Who wants to buy products of services from a company that they hear bad stories about? In the end, you damage the whole company.

By complaining, you also discredit yourself. Because if the organisation and boss are so terrible; why do you still work there? People might not say it this directly but in the end you will be the biggest loser if you don’t watch it.

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By Paul Donkers

"my purpose is to help improve strategy execution, to create high performing teams and coach for effective business leaders"

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