Pada saat karyawan tersebut resign, ya
tentu rasanya berat. Tapi secara long term, biasanya tidak jadi masalah karena
selalu digantikan orang baru yang either just as good, or much better than that
Memutuskan hubungan kerja is one of the
hardest things to do. Why? Because, if anything, the fault is mine for hiring
Karena itu, saya selalu introspeksi. Did I
hire the right person? Did the person fit what I need, and fit the culture? Did
I create an environment that was right for me AND the employee? And I learn
from it, and try to apply it to my next hire.
Maybe there are better opportunities that I
simply couldn’t provide. So of course I wish the person well, and be thankful for
the services provided.
Not much different from relationships in
general, eh. 🙂
I suppose this is the part where I go Pecha
Kucha and wax poetic about “pursuit of passion” and all that jazz,
right? Sorry to disappoint you, but I won’t. Do I like what I do? Yes, of
course. Do I *always* like it, and all the necessary evils that come with the
job? Not at all.
So how do I keep motivated? Well, I don’t
exactly have a choice in the matter. I have KPR payments to make, business
loans to pay, and a family to feed, clothe, house, and keep entertained. And
more importantly, I have employees who -in one way or the other- rely on me.
Am I assuming that I’m the only person they
can rely on for a monthly income? No. But if are asking me what motivates me to
keep going when everything goes to hell (as it often does, mind you), then
honestly speaking.. it’s them.
But yes, you are right that I don’t share
my work or stories on social media. I never kultwit kisah hidup penuh hikmah (I
ain’t some bijak-selebtwit), I never brag/complain about how hard I work (I
ain’t some #Jakartan ahensi guy), I never PAP or tweet links to my work (I
ain’t, well.. everyone else on socmed, I guess), and I never mention what I
accomplish (I’m more prone to mentioning my failures, actually.) All of that,
that I just mentioned? That’s for other people to do.
I appreciate your question and the way you
asked it, but sorry… I must decline.
Yes, I refrain from sharing my achievements,
but I also try not to go into kultwits about my setbacks, sob-stories, or
kisah-hidup either. I just find that sok-ngajarin dengan dalih “sekedar
berbagi” thing to be very self-serving and masturbatory. I would never
assume that I have a kisah-bijak that would be of any hikmah for anyone else.
Initially I was going to say when I was a
dishwasher, but it was mostly using a jet-spray to clean the plates and loading
them into the dishwashing machine.
So I guess my dirtiest job was when I was
photographer. You see, kids… back in my days (batuk2 orang tua) photography
wasn’t the as mengkilap as you see it now. It wasn’t all “oh yeah baby
make love to the camera” *click click* and then a few hours with a Mac and
Photoshop in a nice air conditioned room. Oh not at all.
Back in those days, once the shoot is done,
I was the person who spent hours in a darkroom with toxic fuming chemicals like
Dektol and D-76. And that’s only developing and printing black and white
pictures. Developing color slides was even worse, as the chemicals (which I
don’t recall the names) were so harsh I could taste them in my throat for days.
All the time, man. I make it easy for my
employees to speak up and say their mind, especially when it comes to day to
day operations and management. Some of the input may be naive or ill-informed,
especially when it comes to product design… but I make a point to listen
anyways. Some make good points, some don’t.. but it doesn’t matter. What’s
important is that I create a culture where they can make suggestions, and yes..
I still have the final word.
Tapi harus bisa dibedakan antara hard
decisions / suggestions, and sekedar curhat ya. Karena honestly speaking, I
don’t encourage my employees to say how they *feel* or “saya
merasa..” Feelings are self-centered and temporary, and do no benefit the
organization as a whole. So deal with it on your own, or find someplace else to
Di umur 22 saya terima jahitan baju. No, bukan “desainer”, bukan “start-up”, bukan “stylist”, bukan “creativepreneur”… tapi beneran terima jahitan baju. And no, I’m not the kind of person who does that “Kultwit Kisah Hidup Supaya Kamu2 Orang Ambil Hikmah” thing.