Creating good employees. Part 9 

The onboarding. 

Assuming that you are hired and you are happy at the new workplace, what’s next? How did the company bring you on board? Did they have several interviews? Did they bring in one or two people that you will need to be working closely with?  

Maybe, maybe not, depending on your position and what the company needs. Is there, or was there training, is it clear what the expectations are?  

The expectations. 

What is my job exactly? If you were brought on as a receptionist, does your job include filing documents? Are you essentially a personal assistant to the boss? Did these details get discussed or are you simply a receptionist at a desk?  

While there are so many things to discuss with a new hire, the expectations vs reality are where things fall apart…  

People will often be hired, then the truth comes out. This is not fair to either party. On one hand, you hired someone for a job that you have now piled on or taken away responsibilities.  

My one new start. 

I was hired at a particular company and I showed up for work in dress shoes, dress pants and a short sleeve golf shirt. It was business casual, not suit and tie.  

I was led to my office and sat there staring out the window as people slowly walked in at 10 am. The start time was at 9 am, or so I was told… 

I waited for a little bit and poked my head out once in a while. A large man came to my office, I will leave his name out for now and introduce himself.  

He then led me out of the office and yelled at nearly 20 people.  

“This is Zsolt, he is your new boss.”  

The new boss? 

Well, this was some introduction. I never got to know what the individual jobs were for the 20 employees under my care. I was their boss but never once did I know or have an individual job description for them.  

This was because the man that introduced me to them was never happy about me taking the position that he wanted. So I worked with him and communicated with him about what I needed to be done. In the end, it didn’t matter but this was a big wake-up call for me as a high-ranking C-suite member.  

I was the boss of the boss and the leaders of their teams. In the years that passed, we did become good friends and the animosity didn’t last forever. They needed me and I needed them. The start was rough and the road was bumpy but the job got done. 


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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