Cute rom-com…getting dated, no one gets the “You’ve Got Mail”, aka AOL…anymore! Did you say no one’s irreplaceable?!?
That is what I heard today. “No one’s irreplaceable.”
It wasn’t directed at me – but I suppose, indirectly, as it was their philosophy, it was. Especially when taking into consideration the fact that this person has the power to replace me.
I beg to differ with this theory.
I get the logic – of course I do. And yes, you can fill a position with another body. But are they bringing to the table the same qualities as their predecessor? Same skill set perhaps, but what about those extra gifts that are as individual as the person offering them?
In my opinion, the stance that no one is irreplaceable is incredibly short-sighted and unhealthy for a company’s growth.
Shouldn’t employers be nurturing, encouraging and teaching their employees to be some what irreplaceable? Not to the point of debilitating the company should that person have to leave – but in…
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