In today’s world, being a CEO, particularly your own boss, means independence, a high salary and a team of people at your beck and call. When we think about celebrity CEOs like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Netflix’s Reed Hastings, we imagine billion-dollar bank accounts, enviable homes and the adoration of millions. But you’ve got to know that being a CEO isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. It’s a tough job and there’s a reason only certain people actually get the opportunity to do it.
We recently found a Quora thread where some real-life CEOs spoke out and shared the most difficult things about their job. They were honest and real about what actually sucks. Keep reading to hear what they have to say.