How nice if we can harvest our job?
When we are near the end of our career we retire. The employer will continue based on company’s assets like capital, track record and expertise. These assets, both tangible and intangible are built up based on the collective good work of the workforce. We left these assets to the employer when we leave the company. Unless we are given equity share we will relinguish all ownership to these assets when we leave, which is a pity consider how much sweat and blood we had poured into the company.
So, the question that beg to ask is, can we take ownership of our job? When we retire can we exchange our job for monetary gain just like an asset?
I ask this question because i really felt that my ex-company had benefitted from my effort but did not recognise my contribution. They had penetrated markets that they have never gone before based on my vision, network and marketing effort. The sad thing is i would leave all this legacy (market & brand name) behind when i am no longer an employee.
Hence, i left the company because i think i have something precious that i dont want to leave behind anymore for a mere salary. I still have my old job and work routine. My fortune is still tied to the economic tide and business forces. But instead of my name on the punch card, now my name appears on the letter head.
With this current job, i have a few more options when i retire… pass down, sell, keep or close shop for good.