Monday, January 27, 2014

The "How Many More Days to the Weekend" Employee

In his Mixergy interview, Andy Wilkerson founder of Parallelus, describes why he quit his last job:
I loved work. I didn’t know what having a job was, because I was just doing the things that used to be my hobby and getting paid for them. And as things changed, I started to dread going to work. I was… you know, (getting) stomach pains on Sunday nights, thinking about Monday. I looked forward to Fridays. That had never happened to me before. And it just wasn’t for me anymore.
And so, this is what he has decided for his co-workers at Parallelus:
I used to tell people when I interviewed them that we’re not just looking for the right employee to come work for us, but we want our company to be the right place for them. And if that relationship doesn’t exist, then one of us is in the wrong place, and we need to find the right one.

The "When" vs "How Much" customer

From the Mixergy interview with Joseph Winke of Healthy Surprise.

While the "When" customer has an abundance of money and a shortage of time, the "How Much" customer has got more time than money.