Your company only hires current executives as executives.
Directors have to be 40+ or have 15+ years experience in a single role.
“MBA preferred” actually means required at your company.
Employees can’t progress, or can only move one step up the imaginary ladder at a time.
No one is promoted with less than X time in their current role.
One or more folks in the C-suite has been overheard saying that someone couldn’t work for them because that person isn’t “big” enough.
If you’re in a position of authority at some company and making rules like these, quit.
You’re harming everyone around you and damaging your company’s future success.
If you’re working at a company like this, next year is right around the corner. Get the f*** out now. They don’t deserve you.
Now, in 2019, the CEO of Burger King is in his 30s. His age doesn’t matter. His message does: hire people who are passionate, humble, and will bust ass vs hiring someone for their pedigree.
The return on his strategy?
300% growth since he took over in 2014.
This message inspired by a Twitter thread full of software developers posting about not being hired or passed over for promotion due to any one of the stupid BS reasons from the list above.