#238: Suspicious Minds at Work Can Lead To Divorce

This era of The Great Resignation has me thinking about suspicious minds at work. You know what I mean. Will she? Won’t she? Will he? Won’t he? (Resign, that is.)

The problem with suspicious minds is the type of conclusions they invariably jump to. Incorrect ones.

Here’s one powerful way to counter suspicious minds at work.

Your boss will want a divorce if your heart is not in your work

How do you approach your job, like a marriage or like a casual relationship?

The whole idea with marriage is that we willingly decline all other options. And we announce this decision in public so that everybody knows what our intentions are.

That’s how you are supposed to behave when you accept a job.

I know it’s a stretch to compare working a job to working a marriage, but in many ways they are similar. In both cases it takes two to party. More important, both parties must commit to work at it.

I have not met many people who decide to get married until someone better comes along. But I have met many people who approach their jobs this way.

Don’t do that. Like marriage, you must put your heart into your job. At least, while you’re at work.

If you don’t, others will notice. And if they do, don’t blame your boss for wanting a divorce.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.