As some of you may know already, I recently moved to Budapest. Worked my ass off to get there, left my apartment in Bucharest with amazing housemates. Packed my stuff and left.
Since then of course, I’ve had ups and downs, but looking back I could only remember the goods. I am generally the kind of person that would do anything and everything for the job/ project I am working on. And I believe I did.
Therefore, as I had to come back to Romania for a month, I carefully discussed with my boss what I had to do during the time I’m out of the office and what is the plan when I come back. We both left happy after the discussion.
What happened recently is that I was announced that the company changed their business development plan and that I am no longer needed. The business development plan they didnt have until now, even though I’ve been working for them for about 6 months.
What I don’t understand is why some companies, not this one in particular, but in general, don’t have an action plan, KPIs set, why some people keep blaming their mistakes on being a startup, as if this umbrella is going to cover all the things they don’t know and don’t read about, and why, even if I’ve been working for about 3 years already, I’m still being treated as a student.
I would really like to understand why founders and CEOs in some startups, have no clue what they’re doing and are acting totally unprofessional. I do believe I have a lot of knowledge to bring to any company in terms of marketing, content creation or company culture. I refuse to believe that people bellow 40, who’ve lived abroad, working in great companies, and who own a startup at the moment, don’t know shit about some essential things such as yearly KPIs or they still treat people as ,,expendables”.
I am stubborn enough to work my ass off for things i totally believe in and things that I like.
My conclusion? Maybe I am still a ,,student”, but at least I know that in any project or business you go into, you need to have a long and a short term plan, otherwise you will be wasting your resources.
Good-bye bad companies! I wish you all a soon wake up call!