Black and White South African National War 2

I should have debated had the writer not drawn a race card in the first place and just shared the view of on his side.

But again I have found myself in the part and situation of commenting on this topic.

Here is my views and this applies to everyone human being on planet earth -:

1. Having completed matric, Degrees and going to a better school does not automatically empowers one to a job or be successful regardless of the race. But rather an opportunity to seat on the negotiating table but still you are subjected to proof -:

1.1. Performance interview based on merits

1.2. Communication skills

1.3. Management skills

1.4. Business Skills

1.5. Team players skills

1.6. Leadership Skills

1.7. Above all and most importantly UBUNTU skills.

2. Has any one noticed that, among thousands and thousands of job applicants only 15% gets job placement and the rest back on job hunting ?

2.1. Has any one noticed that your school mate with lower marks than you with Same qualifications as you has a better job than you? Some of your classmates are Ministers or even a Country President?

2.2. Has any one noticed that, the issue of entitlement kills performance and abilities including chances to land you a perfect job placement?

2.3. Has anyone noticed and interpreted the law governing BEE, and that, apart from being black in this case, still they are other areas or conditions to be mate like I have put to you in point 1? For example, if you are black with qualifications and still can’t prove to be a right candidate for the job, you can still be denied the placement?

4. Has anyone noticed that-:

4.1. We require effort where we are required to put effort in our lives to land on our dreams and there is no entitlement or automatic landing on our dreams?

4.2. There is no miracles and ablagadabra without efforts, where we believe having an empty petrol container will be filled with petrol after we close and open our eyes?

5. Here is my teaching on this debate – :

Real Life Story…..

Ezra and Thomas joined a company together a few months after their graduation from university.

After a few years of work, their Manager promoted Ezra to a position of Senior Sales Manager, but Thomas remained in his entry level Junior Sales Officer position. Thomas developed a sense of jealousy and disgruntlement, but continued working anyway.

One day Thomas felt that he could not work with Ezra anymore. He wrote his resignation letter, but before he submitted it to the Manager, he complained that Management did not value hard working staff, but only promoted only the favoured!

The Manager knew that Ezra worked very hard for the years he had spent at the company; even harder than Thomas and therefore he deserved the promotion. So in order to help Thomas to realize this, the Manager gave Thomas a task.

“Go and find out if anyone is selling water melons in town?”

Thomas returned and said, “yes there is someone!”

The Manager asked, “how much per kg?” Thomas drove back to town to ask and then returned to inform the Manager; “they are R13.50 per kg!”

The Manager told Thomas, “I will give Ezra the same task that I gave you. Please pay close attention to his response!”

So the Manager said to Ezra, in the presence of Thomas; “Go and find out if anyone is selling water melons in town?”

Ezra went to find out and on his return he said:

“Manager, there is only one person selling water melons in the whole town. The cost is R49.00 each water melon and R32,50 for a half melon. He sells them at R13.50 per kg when sliced. He has in his stock 93 melons, each one weighing about 7kg. He has a farm and can supply us with melons for the next 4 months at a rate of 102 melons per day at R27.00 per melon; this includes delivery.

The melons appear fresh and red with good quality, and they taste better than the ones we sold last year.

He has his own slicing machine and is willing to slice for us free of charge.

We need to strike a deal with him before 10am tomorrow and we will be sure of beating last year’s profits in melons by R223, 000.00. This will contribute positively to our overall performance as it will add a minimum of 3.78% to our current overall sales target.

I have put this information down in writing and is available on spreadsheet. Please let me know if you need it as I can send it to you in fifteen minutes.”

Thomas was very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Ezra. He decided not to resign but to learn from Ezra.

As we begin this fresh year, let this story help us keep in mind the importance of going an extra mile in all our endeavors.

You won’t be rewarded for doing what you’re meant to do, you only get a salary for that! You’re only rewarded for going an extra mile; performing beyond expectations.

To be successful in life you must be observant, proactive and willing to do more, think more, have a more holistic perspective and go beyond the call of duty.

May you be blessed with a better perspective to your work and/or business in 2019.

Published by Dr Charles Sinkala

I will go to the World, and when I come back, I will Liberate my people.

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