Today a friend of mine got a new job. She didn’t get a promotion, just a new job at the same level she’s been at for the last, oh, 8 years at least. No raise. No more vacation. Bonus is the same.
Now, to be sure, she is a VP in her company and is paid well. But she travels extensively. She has factories in Asia, Europe and the Americas. I would estimate that she is gone about 30% of the time.
Her job requires her to work nearly 70 a week minimum; often more than that. Further, the times of the day that she is working are sporadic; foreign mangers often are not awake in American daylight hours.
The best part? The was told Friday that she would have to take this new job. Friday. And she was told that she would have to move from Seattle to Bismark. 1,200 miles. This represents the 4th such move, dramatic and required, that she has made in the last 15 years.
She is the 1%.
She deserves it.