Don’t be a cog in the machine from Career Compass with Douglas E. Welch
A short clip from this longer presentation
Too often, though, we let sameness be forced upon us by the outside world. Many companies out there are looking for cog to fit their machine. They’re not looking for something neat, cool and unique and funky and all this. They’re looking for a cog that they can hire and go Pbbbflt. The fact is, those aren’t necessarily the companies you want to work for. Your goal is to find a company that works well with your wants needs and desires, not simply a cog that plugs in . The other reason for that, of course, is cogs are easily replaceable. If I can pull one person out and stick another person in there, your job’s not secure. Your career isn’t secure. so, you want to avoid simply being a cog in the machine.
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