Dolly Parton talks being a ‘boss’ and working with ‘vampires’: ‘I kick ass’

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she may be famous for working from 9 to 5, But Dolly Parton is making sure her employees are working hard, too.

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Country Music Icon — which boasts a range of businesses, among which dollywood theme park for brand new “Fragrance From Above” Fragrance — talked about being the boss in a new interview with People Magazine.

The 75-year-old is famous for being generous with fans and charities, but insists he will not be run over by the people on his payroll.


“Some people, I have to kick their ass up on one side and the other because [they] Just won’t listen,” Parton announced.

“And then you have your creative vampires… a creative vampire is someone who takes your ideas and they own them, they take them and then they scatter them.”

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The “Jolene” songwriter also said that she has encountered employees who are “energy vampires” and “people who will eat you alive.”

Not all Parton employees are perfect. Star says she deals with “creative vampires” who steal her ideas, and “energy vampires” who suck out her life force.

But overall, the singer insists, she values ​​her employees and wants to be a fair and friendly boss.

“I’m a good boss, I guess. I try to govern with love and compassion,” Parton told People. “But at the same time, there’s a fine line that says, ‘She’s not a pushover. ‘ I am a fair and honest person. I like to be as friendly as possible. ,

She continued: “I know we’re using each other and when it’s time for them to move on, they can. But I want to be that kind of person if they need to talk to me.” So they can almost be like a friend, and then we’ll get down to business. I don’t want anyone to be afraid to come near me.”

Parton spoke candidly in the new edition of People magazine.
Parton spoke candidly in the new edition of People magazine.
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The actress, who has been nominated for 50 Grammy Awards, says she can’t believe she is better than anyone who worked for her, as they hired her for her expertise.

“I have all kinds of companies, like Dollywood. My idea was to have Dollywood, a theme park, but I knew I knew nothing about running it, but I knew I would find people. So I always do that, though, as with anything. I hire people. I see what I want and need, but I know I can’t do it myself.

“In some cases, I’m not smart enough to do it, but I’m smart enough to know what I want and what I don’t want. I’m smart enough to know what I can and can’t do No, and so you have to look at it that way.”

At the age of 75, Parton is still expanding her talents and increasing her income.
At the age of 75, Parton is still expanding her talents and increasing her income.
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Parton’s business acumen – or her ability to hire people with the information she needs – has attracted her A fortune is estimated at $350 million.

And despite being in his eighties, the crooner is still expanding his talents and adding to his income.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Parton was writing her first novel, enlisting the help of acclaimed author James Patterson.

The thriller, titled “Run, Rose, Run”, follows a young singer-songwriter on the run from his dangerous past. It is set to hit the shelves on March 7.


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