Do you like your job?
Do you like your job? stories
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andrew
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If you care about your employees, ask them this crucial question.

If you're unhappy with your job, I'd love to buy you coffee and chat with you.
Hit me up at twitter.com/AndrewDixonSo

Do you like your job?

I've had dozens of managers and only one has explicitly asked me this question

My friends ask me all the time

Even people I meet for the first time ask me

Why don't managers ask employees if they're happy?

If they're happy working at the company, find out why. If they're not, FIND OUT WHY

Be human. Show that you care.

Because you'll find out eventually

And the worst time to find out...

Is when they quit.

If you're unhappy with your job, I'll buy you coffee

I love caring for people and hearing their stories. Hit me up at twitter.com/AndrewDixonSo

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2 years agoReply
@kevinshin Sadly, most people I've met haven't had managers or teachers like this.

2 years agoReply
That's an awesome suggestion for managers! Definitely agree on the importance of checking in on employees to make them feel like they matter. I don't think I've ever been asked that in my previous jobs though🤔

2 years agoReply
@hannahmilligan I'm glad your boss cares enough to have that heart-felt talk with you. I hope when you manage employees, you'll do the same 😊

2 years agoReply
A thoughtful story! And an excellent point. My boss asks me this about once a quarter and it's a good time to talk to him about things that I may not have had the chance or courage to bring up before.

2 years agoReply
@slisam I have no idea if personal care can be injected into a company's culture from the bottom to the top. From what I've seen, it's either there from the beginning or executives realize their mistakes after employees leave en masse.

2 years agoReply
@Sydney speaks the truth! Luckily I am v happy :)

2 years agoReply
@andrew - So what are some things we could do to change this? Seems like they don't realize so we should do something about it :).

2 years agoReply
@slisam Most managers don't feel that it's their responsibility to care for people. They think they only have to care for employees' work. Managers always ask about the status of projects. It's equally important to be open/honest in asking how employees feel.

2 years agoReply
@andrew you touched on great points! I've had a job where I disliked the work environment but my manager was awesome and I wanted to work really hard and stay because of him. It seems so important to ask your peers if they are happy with their jobs, but why do you think managers aren't asking that? Is it because they are afraid of the response they'll get?

2 years agoReply
@sydney, haha both you and @slisam both asked me that morning.