I haven’t finish yet my studies; in fact I’m in the third year at the Faculty of International Economic Relations. But recently I’ve tried to work , just to have a first contact with the labour market and to understand what I’d like to do further. Well, I must say that I was extremely disappointed and, during the month I used to work there, I’ve been asking myself everyday “What am I doing here?”. The company I’ve worked for is a huge one, with thousands of employees all over the world, so I thought that I would learn a lot of stuff there.
The “problem” was that I’m completely against the corporatist environment, where every employee is like a little robot, who has to do a lot of things, but he actually doesn’t know why he is doing those things. Unfurtunatelly, I believe that this is not just a problem of the company I used to work for, but is a problem of lots of companies, more or less. The huge problem is the perception managers have about those who are on a lower position. Managers sometimes don’t know how to motivate people and how to take benefits from employees’ ideas or skills.
I think the fact that o lot of people work just because they have to, without any personal contribution on what they are doing, it’s a very worrisome reality. We should create a new way of seeing things, a new way of being. We should work for pleasure, do the better we can to be satisfied, ask ourselves: “why am I doing that task? Why is it important? What can I learn from this?”
If we continue being passive, execute orders coming from bosses, it’s just fair to be consider like little robots, without personality and without opinions. My short experience in this multinational company taught me I have to be good in what I’m doing, to be self-confident and to have the courage to ask questions, in order to understand what I’m working for and why.