Whats your Why?
Why do you constantly take shit from your superiors? Why the long nights? The canceled weekends? The lost of friends, family, relationships? Why do you put yourself through the "misery"?
Here's mine. I grew up relatively poor, low income household. I watched my old man beat himself to shit day-in and day-out to provide for his family. The old greaser never complained about his boss, colleagues, or the long hours. Although he missed my games, talent shows, and school events, he never missed a bill payment. And when the landlord (Danny, coolest Italian I'd ever met. Deep Staten Island accent.) would knocked on the door, it wasn't for late-missed payments, it was always to fix something (we had major plumbing issues at that apt). I always admired the Mamba mentality of my old man and I'm grateful to have witnessed such unwavering grit.
Some of my days are better than others but I wake up everyday ready to compete, provide value and sacrifice whatever necessary for my team's prosperity within the firm. I take shit because I know a yell/outburst from a MD or a superior, 9/10, has nothing to do with me "personally", just business; a reaction from whatever deal we're fucking up on. The long nights can be daunting and miserable if team morale is low or if you don't live within walking distance of your shop. Tues-Weds we have team dinners (get boozed up before 10-11pm orders start rolling in). Canceling promised weekends with friends can be a hassle, but my attempts to keep tabs and seem enthusiastic when I request recaps helps A LOT.
The main reason I put myself through the misery is because I am changing the world.... JK. On a serious note, the money is good (I'm able to help out my retired father). The prestige. Bragging rights (My dad and stepmom always introduce me to their girl of choice as "banker." I feel good knowing they're proud of my shitty spread sheets if not MD). Career advancement, exit opps, lifestyle, networking, etc.
What is your why?