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Does work become less enjoyable after becoming a boss?

Even as they climb the corporate hierarchy, good bosses learn to delegate the routine and enjoy doing what made them successful in the first place. The corporate world is a funny place. If you’re really good at something, they’ll reward you by taking it away from you. They’ll make you your boss – say you’re…

Does work become less enjoyable after becoming a boss?

Even as they climb the corporate hierarchy, good bosses learn to delegate the routine and enjoy doing what made them successful in the first place.

The corporate world is a funny place. If you’re really good at something, they’ll reward you by taking it away from you. They’ll make you your boss – say you’re an accountant who’s great at keeping books. Now if you do so without any errors for a reasonable amount of time, the organisation will then promote you to the position of chief accountant, a job that will no longer entail keeping books but, instead, managing people who keep books.

A good reporter will eventually find herself elevated to the position of a bureau chief with the responsibility of assigning reports to other journalists and a great lawyer often finds themselves spending an increasing amount of time away from the courtroom. This is what Bill Gates had to say recently when asked about his transition from a coder to managing the operations and growth of Microsoft Corp: “Over time, as you’re writing less code and you’re hiring people who write code and then you’re hiring people who manage people who write code. you really are forced to say, do I enjoy this?, am I good at this?, should I get someone else to do it?”

The traditional corporate reward structure is built in a way that mandates that you get to manage others and sign a tonne of paperwork every day as a sort of perk of your ascendancy in the organisational hierarchy, whether or not you’re cut out for it.

To see through the fancy titles being doled out nowadays (I once received a visiting card that had ‘Chief Amazement Officer’ emblazoned across it in golden lettering), the HR manager judges your organisational clout by simply asking how many individuals report to you. But does it really have to be this way? There is no good reason for a brilliant brain surgeon to not be in an OT, or a good teacher to not be in a classroom.

Even as they climb the corporate hierarchy, good bosses learn to delegate the routine and enjoy doing what made them successful in the first place. That makes the corporate world less funny and more fun.

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Worker in UAE stabs roommate over wrong recipe

He allegedly stabbed him using a kitchen knife. An Asian worker was charged with insult and fighting with his roommate at the Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court after he allegedly stabbed him using a kitchen knife leading to a permanent disability. As per the court records, the case unfolded when the duo had a heated…

Worker in UAE stabs roommate over wrong recipe

He allegedly stabbed him using a kitchen knife.

An Asian worker was charged with insult and fighting with his roommate at the Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court after he allegedly stabbed him using a kitchen knife leading to a permanent disability.

As per the court records, the case unfolded when the duo had a heated argument over a “wrong recipe” for a dish.

The duo allegedly swore at each other and got involved in a brawl. The forensic report showed the roommate suffered a permanent disability in his hand after the accused slashed his wrist.

Both of them were referred to the public prosecution where they were charged with swearing and assaulting each other. One of them had an additional charge of causing a permanent disability. The case was referred to the RAK Criminal Court where the accused said he was angry after the victim insulted him for telling him about the incorrectly cooked dish.

However, the roommate denied the charges and said that he did not insult or assault the accused. He added that the defendant harshly insulted him for using a wrong recipe and then stabbed him.

The court ordered adjournment of the case to a later time for ruling.

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.

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Video: Sheikh Mohammed spends birthday with grandkids

Sheikh Mohammed is celebrating his 70th birthday today. To celebrate his 70th birthday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai spent his time relaxing with his family. In a video shared by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of…

Video: Sheikh Mohammed spends birthday with grandkids

Sheikh Mohammed is celebrating his 70th birthday today.

To celebrate his 70th birthday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai spent his time relaxing with his family.

In a video shared by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai on social media, the Dubai Ruler can be seen flocked by his grandchildren as he exits a car. Sheikh Mohammed lovingly interacts with them – exchanging greetings and conversing with his grandkids.

#Family ?? pic.twitter.com/jabuoM3kDH
– Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) July 15, 2019

The video then segues to a moment when Sheikh Hamdan carries one of them and the baby is seen trying to catch Sheikh Mohammed’s attention.

Sheikh Mohammed is celebrating his 70th birthday today. He was born on July 15, 1949, at the Al Maktoum house in Al Shindagha. He is the third of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s four sons. His brothers are Sheikh Maktoum, Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikh Ahmed. His mother was Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, daughter of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, a former ruler of Abu Dhabi.

 

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England win Cricket World Cup after Super Over drama

England were all out for 241 on the last ball of the 50th over, chasing New Zealand’s 241 for eight. England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time after New Zealand matched their 15 in a Super Over but lost on fewer boundaries scored in the match after an extraordinary final at Lord’s…

England win Cricket World Cup after Super Over drama

England were all out for 241 on the last ball of the 50th over, chasing New Zealand’s 241 for eight.

England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time after New Zealand matched their 15 in a Super Over but lost on fewer boundaries scored in the match after an extraordinary final at Lord’s was tied on Sunday.

England were all out for 241 on the last ball of the 50th over, chasing New Zealand’s 241 for eight.

England scored 14 in the last over but Mark Wood was run out seeking the second run that would have won it for the hosts.

Ben Stokes, who finished on 84 not out, came back for the Super Over with Jos Buttler amid scenes never before seen at the home of cricket.

New Zealand needed two off the last ball of Jofra Archer’s over but Martin Guptill was run out coming back for the second run and England triumphed due to hitting more boundaries on the day.

England, three-times runners-up previously, had bowled and fielded superbly to restrict 2015 runners-up New Zealand to 241-8, with Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes each taking three wickets.

Henry Nicholls made 55 and Tom Latham 47 without ever really looking comfortable but the score began to look challenging as England slumped to 86-4 before Stokes and Buttler put on 110 to set up the amazing finale.

 

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