FIRE would be ideal for money saving and it makes sense for the future when we're old, but I don't know...it would just destroy momentary comfort, which is kind of nice to be able to experience. I'm like that too in a way. I try to not waste food, because that's how I grew up too. My mother is a war refugee that knew poverty, and taught us to appreciate what we have.I'm very well compensated but I actually live like a poor person. Partly due to upbringing I try to save as much income as possible (I am sort of leaning towards FIRE but who knows, since I'm a lazy workaholic, if that makes sense). I pretty much catch any leftovers that coworkers are going to throw away (partly b/c my mom grew up dirt poor and I was punished as a kid for wasting food).
Congrats, your work paid offI'm actually earning more than my sister who's a physician with more years of training, so it's kinda fun to give her a hard time about it. That said, I put in a lot of off the clock hours because I'm pretty competitive and want to make my store the strongest store in the city... mine is a "Problem" store and historically it's been on the bad list (bottom performers) for years. I don't really have a life right now outside of work, so I'm at the stage of my life where I can do that, though, so your mileage may vary.
Last month we got in the top 10 stores in the area sooo... a total 180.
YES. This is exactly how I view work as well: work smart. Well, working hard is a given due to the sheer volume of work that involves critical thinking and problem solving, but when possible, automation and streamlining methods always help. I am very lazy and am always looking for ways to shorten the amount of time I actually need to spend on something.The store i manage in particular has always been a puzzle for me to solve with high turnover and difficult patronage, and so to have ownership and treat it like my canvas and have a lot of creative freedom to operate how I see fit is really nice. I joke that I'm a very lazy person (which I am) but it is the lazy people that figure out the best ways of getting things done with the least amount of work. I am a proponent of working smarter, not harder.
I can be guilty of becoming impatient and just wanting to first and foremost, get it done. So when staff is too slow even after training, I might send comments and just fix the issues myself and tell them to keep an eye out for it next time. Only thing is most people tend to do better once they've actually experienced it themselves first hand, independently. Experience is a great teacher, honestly, but you know...sometimes time just doesn't wait for anybody and you just gotta get it done.I used to tutor chemistry in undergrad, so it helps that I like to teach, but I'm very big on "teach a man to fish." While it's tempting (and at times necessary) to do things yourself, teaching your staff how to do things and being able to delegate those tasks will pay dividends in the long run (unless you have a dud employee). It's a 2 way street though... I believe anyone can teach you something and my goal is to learn 1 thing a day... I've hit the point where some of my employees will be teaching me things or tricks they've picked up to optimize their work. So each trick to save time becomes another tool for your toolbox that you can impart to others as well.
To me, work is like a video game and the metrics are very much a scorecard. Obviously, patient care comes first, but this helps me triage where to focus my energy.
It's tough to put into words how Pi (Si) really operates or helps me to take action at all due to its nature. It's just there and isn't concrete enough to really describe in a way that others (or even myself) can fully understand. I can describe more of my usage of it in combination with Te+Fi though. Basically, if I had to summarize the usage of most (or all) of my functions at work, my working style would be as follows: Learn from the past trials and errors, improve on what works via efficient methods, apply existing knowledge forward to different categories of tasks that may not even directly tie to what you learned but you need to be adaptive, learn new things as you go along and remember it and if something really isn't working and you have tried your best to improve on it, perhaps it's time to let it go for good and think of a brand new way to do something. For people related work philosophy, I would say: Give everyone a chance, be firm and test them but also empathetic enough to put yourself in their shoes, lead by example and compassion, but also be ready to put your foot down to keep everything together.I haven't really thought about JCF for like 5 years, but I was thinking a bit about the introverted attitude. If you read Psychological Types, the introverted attitude has a perfectionist tendency. Personally, as a Fi-dominant, that tendency I find present as valued standards. I like things run a certain way but my tendency is to lead by example. I like creating a competitive atmosphere in my workplace because it makes people hungry, and hungry people tend to improve more quickly.
Fi-Te is an interesting dynamic, because I find myself operating best when the emphasis of the dominant function-attitude is complemented by the inferior, rather than the other way around. In other words, if I try to focus too much on the Te system of operation or defining things, the ultimate value that is supported by that (Fi) tends to suffer. Rather, if I emphasize the value I wish to uphold (quality of work) and have the framework in the background supporting the value, things tend to run smoother. So when I converse w/ my staff, I usually focus on the value I want to uphold.
I'm not sure since you are a Irrational-dominant (Pi) rather than myself as a Rational-dominant (Ji). So I'm sure there are differences there. I'm curious what your thoughts are on Ji vs Pi management styles?