So what's the moral of these 2 stories/situations? I relate it to financial independence aspect. As long as there is someone controlling you in a major way it is risky. Once a person knows how to grow his portfolio & relies less on job income he/she no longer bothers much about the 'normal risks' which many people are exposed to. Is less worrying & less stuck in life.
My friend was previously General Manager of his company(by BHills)
Then quite a few years ago, the Company Chairman forced him to step down from GM to become "Director" (a title which sounds very senior but is a position which is actually powerless & without any specific duties) so that the Chairman's son could take over as General Manager.
My friend was unhappy about his loss of power & position & so he has, over the last few years, been quietly planning to retake control & become GM again when the Chairman is gone forever.
Apparently, Chairman & his son have got wind of it for quite some time already.
Now they have replaced one senior very experienced member of my friend's team with a young 27 years old female member who, from the looks of it, is going to screw many things up for my friend because of her inexperience & incapability in this position.
If things really turn bad, my friend may even lose his "Director" position.
I think he got fixed by his company's Chairman & Chairman's son (who has been the GM for the last few years already).
What do u think?