Advancement in career is an important track and a valid reason to hoop into an opportunity where there is scope to excel. Instead if the degree of dissatisfaction is aimed only at the chance to get raise in the pay scale alone then it is a matter of concern. As the more the hungry the fish is the faster it bites the bait. There are headhunters with a perfect package to rectify the dissatisfaction. But overall employee satisfaction in the country is decreasing, despite huge increases in salaries and perks across the IT sector. Why??
The decline in satisfaction and retention levels can be directly credited to the steady increase in expectation levels among the employees. There is a tendency to look at the employees of other company and compare their payable with them and feel dissatisfied. It is like the calf that looks beyond the fence and think the grass on the other side is greener. This attitude is not only found among employees but all of us we compare with one in the higher level without knowing that dissatisfaction is even there.
Once a wild dog strayed into a village and met a domestic dog. They looked alike and they started talking to each other. The wild dog was hungry and the domestic dog shared a piece of roti which its master had offered it. The wild dog was amazed to see that the dog need not go in search or hunt of the food. The food was offered to it at regular intervals. However the dog was excited to see the wild dog without the belt around its neck and free to move any direction. Thus they both were envious and thought the other life was better.
The wild dog asked the domestic dog if he could stay with him. The domestic dog said owner had a flock of sheep which he takes on the mountain side to gaze and a wild dog will be of help to him. The wild dog thought of the idea he need not go in search of food and hunt. He felt at time he had to eat rotten flesh if he stayed back he can have fresh roties and occasionally meat also. He agreed to the proposal.
Within a week the wild dog went crazy for he was confine to the master's compound, he was made to bathe and he was expected to behave properly in front of guests, and added to it was the irritating belt around its neck. The wild dog wanted to get back to the forest because the thought of a life under such discipline and regulation was revolting to the wild dog which had been in the forest and roamed freely without anyone bossing over it. The wild dog felt it was living a life of a blessed animal in the forest.
Now the wild dog offered to take the domestic dog with him to the forest. Excited to live a free life it agree to go with the wild dog. Within a week this domestic dog was fed up. Though they were free to roam there was constant fearfrom the predators. A few days he had slept with empty stomach and on some occasions it had to don the role of a scavenger and eat rotten meat from a dead carcass. It was now the turn of the domestic dog to realize how blessed a life he had lived.
If we observe in this story there were only two parameters namely “freedom” and “Comfort” which the mind of the two dogs oscillated. The domestic dog was envious of the freedom that the wild dog enjoyed but could not sacrifice the comfort it possessed. The wild dog wished for the comforts the domestic dog experienced but would not let go the freedom it had. Just imagine how many parameters oscillate in our mind, and how hard it is to sacrifice what we already have and enjoy. Come what may one has to learn to live with it. A person will be happy if he thinks he is happy and he will be dissatisfied if he thinks so……… am I Right?????