Down a few rungs, but the new boss is...

Down a few rungs, but the new boss is happy

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 28, 2010, titled Down a few rungs, but the new boss is happy. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Don Carroll, a former financial analyst with a master's degree in business administration from a top university, was clearly overqualified for the job running the claims department for Cartwright International, a small, family-owned moving company south of Kansas City.

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impeachobamanow

Faison, NC

#1 Mar 29, 2010
Okay, the man did what he should do, he got a freaking job! Good Boy!
Observer

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Mar 29, 2010
Even still, we have people out there who claim to know job creation, yet go about it in all the wrong ways.

http://www.examiner.com/x-36867-Minneapolis-E...
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 29, 2010
I thought this was going to be a feel good story only to discover, by the end of the article, it was not.

It was disappointing to read his comment, "Obviously that stems from maybe some embarrassment at the level that I'm at," he said. "I do want people to know that, to some extent, this isn't who I am." Despite his education at a top university and a master's degree, he failed to learn a valuable lesson. Who you are, is not defined by a job title or position.

impeachobamanow

Faison, NC

#4 Mar 29, 2010
anonymous wrote:
I thought this was going to be a feel good story only to discover, by the end of the article, it was not.
It was disappointing to read his comment, "Obviously that stems from maybe some embarrassment at the level that I'm at," he said. "I do want people to know that, to some extent, this isn't who I am." Despite his education at a top university and a master's degree, he failed to learn a valuable lesson. Who you are, is not defined by a job title or position.
Excellent Point! But did he sell the BMW and get a Ford? Oh no!
cheddar

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Mar 29, 2010
I also thought this was going to be a great "bloom where you are planted" story but the ending was disappointing. The new job "isn't who he is" - yes it is and there is nothing wrong with that.
retired

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Mar 29, 2010
No one said life would be easy. How soon this man forgot his real responsibility was to take care of his family and not his hurt ego. Life isn't always going to give him the nice strokes he thinks he deserves. Grow up fellow and man up to your responsibilities.
JPJ

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Mar 29, 2010
Somepeople have perfect, self-fulfilling careers but mine isn't that way. I've always told myself my job is only what I do, not who I am. I work to live, not live to work. He needs to get over himself. He'll be a lot happier.

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