Frank Maturi
almost 4 years ago
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Lazy workers VS. Industrious workers

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.

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Cheryl Johnson
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There are probably always going to be people who do that, but you just gotta pay attention to your work. It will get noticed over time that you are doing more work.

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Shirley Morgan
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Remember, just like you, managers are always watching. Wage increase policies differ from company to company but individual work styles always get noticed. I went through the same experience while working at another larger company where yearly pay increases of 5% across the department. My work ethic, however, did allowed me to get promoted and advance quicker than other employees. I learned that’s it’s all about what I can control and not control. Focusing on what other employees can get away with only led to anger, frustration, and resentments. No one likes to be around negative or bitter employees, no matter how well they perform their jobs. Employee moral often times is a direct reflection of a company's culture so managers place a high value maintaining the right attitude in their departments.

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Ruth Hastings
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I agree 100%. Going through something similar for a company that I've been with for 10 years. I've even applied to other places, makes me wonder what is wrong with me. Is it because I have a work ethic?

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The best advice I have for is simple -do your job & don't worry about what anyone else is diong. Eventually the slackers do get found & are dealt with. Don't become a whiner or you may be the one fired. In the meantime start looking for another job. Good luck.

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Glen Steigman
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There used to be a time when people had pride in there work and honored their pay check with hard work and employers hired from within using their best people. When companies stopped this practice they stopped looking out for there best people ,and they lost us looking out for them ,because you cannot hear us if you're not listening.

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Jeffrey Boone
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Frank,

I feel the same way...I have posted about "The Good Ol' Boy Method". It is a shame that WE THE PEOPLE have to put up with this kind of idiot behavior. I know what you mean and I have been thru it. It seems that a lot of people want hand outs. They want dictatorship. They want to lat around and collect money for nothing, while We The People work for their paychecks. You ever wonder why when you talk about the constitution and they are stupid. Thats because We The People are suppose to work and climb the latter for prosperity, not lay around waiting for a handout. I have almost given up on America......We The People need to change this.........Jeff

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