How Quickly People Forget

Was there ever a time in your life where you gave someone a chance to advance themselves, and once they became successful – they totally forgot about everything you did for them?  Of course, they did for themselves too, and they worked hard…  But some people must really think they did it all themselves, because when you run into them a few years later, and you’re met with at attitude, it’s a tad annoying…  I guess the part that makes me smile is that I know what comes around, goes around…

At one time, Scott and I employed over 200 people in the prime of Solid Cactus.  Many more worked for us.  Hadn’t it been for us, many people would have never gotten started in their career path.  We gave many people the “start” they needed when they were young, right out of college.  Many of these people still work for today, after the sale.

I will never forget how hard most of our team worked to make Solid Cactus a success.  We had the opportunity to work with some really great people, and it’s been fun watching everyone grow.  It’s been great to see some of the people we worked with go on to become really successful in their careers, and in their lives.

I don’t feel like anybody owes me anything, we all make our own way in this world…  But it sure feels better to be treated with respect and concern, than it does to be met with arrogance.

2 thoughts on “How Quickly People Forget

  1. Joe, some people do forget. But I’m sure most don’t. I don’t think that you can always say who benefited most from any business or personal relationship. It is always a two way street. Some people may think that they were always on the giving side, which is never true. I will always be thankful for all that you did and for all the experiences (good or bad) I had at the company. Don’t get too focused on those who think they’ve achieved something only because of themselves.

  2. Hi Andrey,

    I think you’re right. Most people don’t forget, but some do. It is like anything… For every 100 awesome people, one sucks. But the one that sucks surely can ruin your day… You are an awesome person and to this day, I really miss working with you…


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