Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
No, most leadership positions in work are not "thankless."
If you are the CEO or supervisor or owner or boss in the workplace, you are *paid.* That is your thanks.
Yes, I agree that some leadership positions at work, notably those at the very top of an organization, aren't as "thankless" as others by nature of the compensation.
But for every one CEO position, there are many others in the company (depending on the size of the company, industry, etc.) where leadership positions don't command paid compensation worthy of the work and hours involved.
That is what I'm thinking about.
Take public school teachers for example. These leaders of children work tirelessly on the behalf of their students and are sometimes called upon to do things that go above and beyond the call of duty (e.g. Sandy Hook Elementary teachers in Newtown, CT). These teachers aren't paid nearly enough where most of them would consider themselves "thanked" but do their jobs for the love of what they do.
It's these leaders in work that I think about, admire, and look to as examples of true leaders.
Our opinions are molded by our life experiences. These are just my opinions.