Risky Business

The NFL is just a game in theory. However, in actuality it is a complicated business with many uncertainties surrounding each season. Players get paid for partaking in a game that they enjoyed as children.  A piece of work, esp. a specific task done as part of the routine of one’s occupation or for an agreed price. That is the definition of job when looked up in a dictionary. So you can understand why NFL players are considered employees of their teams and their coaches are management. Now fast forward to the latest McJaygate drama and you will see an employee and his boss not seeing eye to eye.

The worker (Jay Cutler) is a loyal company man. He has been productive at the workplace with only a couple write-ups known as…interceptions. However, this employee thinks that he is immune from being laid off in a bad economy. He doesn’t understand the nature of business and what a successful company must do to stay afloat.

On the opposite side, the boss (Josh McDaniels) fails to properly express his appreciation toward his employee. He is focused on streamlining the company not realizing that his actions could create a disgruntled worker. As the new boss he wants to show that he is capable of improving the company with new methods of business. His communication skills are still a work in progress which leads to many misunderstandings.

While this is only one of many conflicts between a worker and his boss there is no escaping the fact that the company will not thrive under a tense work environment. Misunderstandings must be clarified and both men must know each others intentions. The job requires that you respect each other. Only when both men grasp this middle ground will the company start making a profit known as…wins.

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