Ripped this from the ISTPs who ripped this from the ENFJs who ripped this off of someone else ^^
Basically a place to vent the way you feel towards someone when a geographical/emotional barrier is holding you back (in my case both).
This thread appears to be one of my favorites and I'm tired of visiting the ISTP subforum each time I want to post so I'm creating a version here to enjoy.
So here goes.....
Dear ESFP manager,
Please learn to utilize my strengths because it is causing me MUCH job dissatisfaction. I agree with author Tom Rath when he says a person not able to use their strengths at work, tend to:
- dread going to work (check)
- have more negative than positive interactions with their colleagues
- treat your customers poorly
- tell their friends what a miserable company they work for (check)
- achieve less on a daily basis
- have fewer positive and creative moments (check)
Also, according to Tom Rath's research, they discovered the following:
- If your manager primarily ignores you the chances are of your being actively disengaged are 40%.
- If your manager primarily focuses on your weaknesses the chances are of your being actively disengaged are 22%.
- If your manager primarily focuses on your strengths the chances are of your being actively disengaged are 1%.
I find that you primarily ignore me. It seems as if you are hell bent on locking me into a career path of doing grunt work and tasks the other cry babies on the team don't want to do.
In the meantime, none of these menial, redundant, boring tasks utilize *any* of my strengths. Not to mention all the downtime of having no tasks assigned to me and begging for work. I have proactively suggested projects that would move the team forward during downtime and each time you have shot down my ideas.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you because all of this boredom and lack of fulfillment has caused me to 100% commit to revamping my resume' and GTFO.
Counting down the days,
One very unfulfilled ENTJ