April 3, 2018

A cleaner


There are always a bunch of little jobs getting done by people who have far better and more productive things to do with their time. And maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe they use the little jobs to interact with others, to take a break from the real work, to feel like their contributing – you know, to behave as decent person do.

But maybe they’re doing it – as decent people do – because there’s no one else who can or will. When they’d far rather be getting on with the real work, the work where their leverage is greatest, they’re work they’re here to do. Now they’re stuck with the cleaning, managing the project, handling the mail, writing recruitment ads, or any other job that’s outside everyone’s wheelhouse … because their decent-human spirit has sucked them in (and down).

Skippy strategy: Notice, appreciate, and if it’s the right thing … hire a cleaner.