Glass Stilletos

Posts on entrepreneurship and the startup life.

 

I attended the Massachusetts Conference for Women on December 5th, 2013. It’s so awesome when 10,000 women get together who have so much skill, passion, dedication, imagination, and drive. I found a particular comment made by a keynote speaker exceptionally inspiring.

 

You read that right. Think about it. An employee spends 24 to 40+ hours working for you every single week, for years on end. They spend more time putting up with you than your family does on a regular basis. They are a huge investment of time, talent, and money. They laugh with you. They cry with you. Your company is their life's blood. Without you, their families can't eat and don't have a place to live. Without them, you don't have a company and you can't feed your family and don't have a place to live. It's a very reciprocal relationship in some ways.