Keep your agreement, be hopefulPublished 11:04pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I write with no intention to impair; rather I put pen to paper in order to empower and improve. Let’s analyze the subsequent story for learning and improvement purposes only. In this particular narrative, Pastor Elpicnirp and his wife were driving down Broad Street, when they saw Mr. Regnahc with a sign saying, “I will work just for food.” They stopped and asked the man if he can cut and clean their surroundings for a bowl of ogbono soup as appetizer; a loaded plate of BBQ ribs, macaroni and cheese, green, potato salad, baked beans and more. Mr. Regnahc agreed.
When they got home, pastor Elpicnirp gave Mr. Regnahc a lawn mover and a weed eater which he used to clean the lawn. After cleaning the sorrounding, the Pastor and his wife delivered their part of agreement. A few minutes later, Mr. Regnahc requested $50. 00 for his work. Pastor Elpicnirp, fearing being a victim of manipulation and also being a man of principle, turned down the request. He said, “I asked you on Broad Street If you needed additional money beyond food and you said no; as a result I will not give you money today.”
It is my thought that the story might have been different if after eating the food, Mr. Regnahc had thanked the pastor and asked if there was something he missed or more he could do before leaving. Friends, God is our ultimate negotiator and multiplier.
When you push on your own, you may be misunderstood or misconstrued by your bosses. Also, you may be pushing at the wrong time, when the directors may be expecting more from you; or when financial information that you do not have access to is pressing on your organization and your incessant request can trigger a backlash. God knows how and when to make His move.
This political season has been very intriguing to all of us. We have heard some promises, but the truth is people will love and respect you if frantic efforts are made on your part to keep the integral parts of a deal when elected.
Similarly, packaging is essential when reaching out for a competitive professional job. If you reduce your package to have a competitive edge over rivalries, it may be advisable not to inflate your deal soon after getting the job.
Furthermore, when accepting a job, I suggest that we comprehend the differences between an incentive, a benefit, and an executive bonus so as not to give up a crucial factor of motivation. An incentive is an extra compensation associated with performance. A benefit is an extra compensation given to employees as a provision for organizational membership.
An executive bonus is an incentive compensation for upper level managers because of the broad nature of executive responsibilities associated with the position. Regardless, we must be grateful, humble and hopeful.