A few days ago, I read this article “ Why I leave a job ” and it has mentioned a few points that the author find a really important points, and I can’t argue that those points are not important, especially that the Good leaders point, as the end as the link to the article he mentioned titled “Employees leave managers, not companies“.
Am not going to get some quotes from both articles and send you to read them and use them as link beat to get traffics, which some people are doing nowadays even though they have a good reputation in the developers’ world, but am going to talk about what I’ve been seeing around me in the past few years.
Last month we all read the article “We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made.” which was published at FreeCodeCamp account, as the author explained the situations that lead them to fire their talented person, he never at once acknowledge what they have been doing wrong at all, it was the top talented person mistakes. Now if you scroll down, you will read a lot of comments about the topic, and even the author responded to a lot of the comments there. I may not be part of the company or even part of the people involved, but if you read it you will notice how the company and the management were depending on him to deliver, help and solve big problems. Am not sure that I’ll be able to explain my points better than this article “You fired your top talent. I hope you’re happy.“.
Most (not all) of the managers nowadays do not care that much about the developers, or what is going on with the developer, is he in a good situation or not, did we burned him out or not, they all care about one thing and one thing only the company, for them everything else is replaceable. It is a good thing that they care about the company, but they need also to care about the things that keep the company running, The team.
In management, we have studied about the ethics that the managers and the management should follow, and you can read all about that all over the internet, but for me, I started to feel that those are just words we study to pass the exams, then it would be hardly found in the real life, everyone cares about the money, how they can take advantage of everyone else around them, how they can cut the costs.
Maybe it’s just me, but am started to wonder why this is happening, is it because of the entrepreneurs who suddenly wants to be the next Steve Jobs, so he is going to act like him? or because while he was preparing for his startup, he skipped the management courses and thought that anything is acceptable as long as you can get money and keep the company alive? or those are old topics which everyone used to do, but we didnt hear about them before because there was no internet, and everything they have tought us in management is a big lie.
I really wish I can have an answer to my own questions, why and when you leave, but I know that once I stopped enjoying my work I’ll leave with a smile on my face.