Its a hard job being a President
The hardest job in the world is being a president. Ask Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak. Its a job yes but unlike how CEOs run companies, yours is a steeper mountain climb, to put it mildly. If you thought of countries more like companies, you'd understand. Sample this ...
1) Unlike company CEOs, when you leave your job, you cant go apply in another company (country in this case). If that were the case, Moi would already be applying for the Tunisian and Egyptian Presidential posts while citing decades of experience.
2) Its the only job where if you are forced out, you have to get out of the country. The other options are jail, or mortuary.
3) Bigger companies interfere with your job. Its like the Safaricom CEO telling Standard group CEO to style up or be forcibly replaced.
4) Its also the only company where your EMPLOYEES (citizens) are your bosses. And if they wake up one day and decide you suck at your job, they go on the rampage. And you cant fire, transfer or demote them.
5) Your juniors talk smack about you on National TV and your employees cheer and chant insulting slogans about your incompetence.
6) If you become really unpopular, employees refuse to come to your meetings and you have to hire a crowd to come to the meeting to save face. And if they do, they heckle you and burn potraits of you.
7) Your decisions are criticized the moment they leave your mouth on National Media. Phrases like Poorly thought out, Outright Madness, Our people are being targetted will be frequently used.
8) Other companies send out some of their employees (ambassadors) to stay in your company and check/snitch on you. They then send emails (cables) back to their CEOs about your incompetence and deep rooted corruption.
9) The moment you get your job, your wife gets an automatic job at the same Company as the First lady. And you cant fire her.
Now what can get harder than that?