This one really grinds my gears! I am sure either you or someone you know has a person (or persons) like this where you work. Someone who only does the absolute bare minimum they have to do not to get fired. Someone who is constantly late for work, someone who is always taking long lunches, someone who leaves early several times a month...and has a friend clock them out on time. And here you are. You come to work on time, you never take a long lunch break, you never call in sick, you don't spend half your day checking Facebook or Twitter...you just do you job, and you do it very well. But, when it comes time for raises, you get the same amount as the lazy person. I ask you...where is the motivation to be diligent at a job where someone who is lazy and shiftless gets the same pay and raise amount you do? Why would you work hard? Why would you be on time? It is because you have a great deal of respect for your job and the employer...too bad most of the employers don't recognize that fact.