Learn to understand people’s place in your life and also know your place in theirs or the position you want to be placed in.
If they placed you in the top executive position or you desire that post, you are deceiving yourself if you think the ethics of a clerk would get you there or keep you there (that’s if they’ve already made the mistake of putting you in that position). Every job has its ethics.
Just like many organizations, most people restructure their workforce to enhance productivity. There comes a time when they take a closer look at the people in their lives and make necessary adjustments.
You can be a clerk but have the ethics of a top executive. It’s just a matter of time, you would occupy the position of a top executive either in that organization or another one when there is an opening.
For those top executives who work with the ethics of a clerk, its only a matter of time, soon the management would realize that you don’t fit into the position you are occupying and may just dismiss you outrightly (please don’t complain when this happens).
Relationships are even a lot more flexible than organizations where qualification is a criterion. If you think that just because you’ve known him and have been with all his life or you share the same bed or he made vows to you or you cook his meals or you have 15 kids for him or he put a ring on your fingers or he foots your bills then you are so important that you decide to sit down and relax, my sister “ye deceiveth thyself behold what is about to hit thou is stronger than ye can imagine”. Try and read the book of Esther in the bible.
Learn to know what is required of you in a relationship. If you want to remain relevant, you need to get busy; to whom much is given, much is expected.
Everybody can get anyone to cook his meals, warm his bed, attend outings with etc. If you want to stay relevant, you need to act it; at times you may need to do a little bit more than your present office requires.