RX Radio Presenter James Onen aka Fatboy has said that being a boss isn't at all a glamorous position as many people believe.
This was after Lesham, his Co-host of the morning show, opined that some bosses like to see their employees keeping busy to know that they are working even after delivering their assigned tasks.
She narrated that once she worked on a Chinese company project that needed them to shoot pictures and videos at an UMA expo. However, after completing the assigned work within a short period they handed it to the bosses who were pleased with it, even though they weren't happy that they were doing nothing for the rest of the time so she and her team had to pretend to be working until the end of the expo.
Fatboy, surprised about these kinds of employers, said he could relate because bosses want to see the value for their money and have to be concerned that workers are working hard to earn their wages.
“I can understand the stance of some of these bosses because being one is not all glamorous. It's not like sitting in the corner, smoking a pipe with feet on the table counting all your money because even though such moments appear in a while, most of the time it's living under extreme stress, worrying about the next day and the bills. So, if you walk into a room and everyone is chilling and partying, you'll have to be skeptical.
However Lesham insisted that if workers deliver their work, it shouldn't be a problem for bosses.
“I think that there should be a change of mind to a deliverables-based approach because it seems that selling time for money is becoming outdated. If I have delivered and you are happy, why should I look like I am still doing the work yet I've delivered it. But I can understand that it is a generational kind of thing where bosses need to be upgraded to focus on productivity,” she argued.
Fatboy who recognised a psychological fact in the situation stated that if bosses enter an office where everyone focuses on their computers wiping sweat from their brows, it gives off an impression that the employees are working and there would be less pain paying them since it'd feel like they’re earning it.
However, he suggested that workers in such work places could use the situation to their benefit by giving an impression that they are working hard even when they are not. He said the illusion often gives satisfaction to bosses and has led to the success of some employees in the corporate world who know how to play the game well.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, Sarah and Lesham every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.