My dad used to say, “Look, your boss won’t ever give you a raise unless you ask”, and he was right.


I had to ask for it.


And I started to think about it, then realized that if I were the boss, I would certainly reward my employees without waiting for them to ask me.


I became the boss several months later, then realized that if I rewarded an employee in place of another, the other would feel undervalued.


Still, I am torn between rewarding someone who deserves it and keeping a peaceful atmosphere in my workplace.


All in all, I should probably wait for my employees to ask me. At least I won’t be the initiator.


At times, being nice and fair is difficult, and that is also true in business.

November 13, 2020