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(WTKR)   7 out of 10 of workers hate their jobs, just go through the motions, play for the Miami Marlins   (wtkr.com) divider line 20
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2013-06-20 06:48:37 AM
That's because they're "workers". They need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and become rich people.
 
2013-06-20 07:41:40 AM
If all jobs were fun, people would do them for free and we would live in a communist paradise.
 
2013-06-20 08:09:35 AM

Lost Thought 00: If all jobs were fun, people would do them for free and we would live in a communist paradise.


i wanna work at BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO!!!!
 
2013-06-20 08:12:36 AM
Way to cost 550 billion a year citizens
 
2013-06-20 08:21:00 AM
Better than being laid off or fired. In most cases anyways.
 
2013-06-20 08:22:13 AM
I once had a job as a data analyst. I got bored, so I built a data warehouse. It saves the company over half a million per year plus opens up new business opportunities all while capitallizing on existing resources.

My bonus? None. But I did get a raise of 1.5% of my salary. I actually lost money when you figure in inflation.

I completely stopped working for them at that point, but they didn't know it until a year later.
 
2013-06-20 08:22:50 AM
It's called work for a reason.  Happy sunshine fun time is for after work.
 
2013-06-20 08:23:18 AM
People hate starving more.
 
2013-06-20 08:26:19 AM
From the original article:

The survey classifies three types of employees among the 100 million people in America who hold full-time jobs. The first is actively engaged, which represents about 30 million workers. The second type of worker is "not engaged," which accounts for 50 million. These employees are going through the motions at work.

The third type, labeled "actively disengaged," hates going to work. These workers -- about 20 million -- undermine their companies with their attitude, according to the report.
 
2013-06-20 08:26:37 AM
The same people who are asked to reconcile "The economy is terrible! No raises! Benefit cuts!" and "Our CEO's new yacht has big enough storage to hold more than 100 abducted teen runaways"
 
2013-06-20 08:30:15 AM
Is it really surprising that for most people work is something they do that they hate so they and their families don't starve? The truth is most of the jobs that keep this world running suck, but they need to be done.
 
jgi
2013-06-20 08:35:50 AM
Get out of debt and live a frugal lifestyle, and you'll find you have to work a lot less.

I'm in the second camp of "not engaged" workers. Going through the motions. I'm in IT consulting. No challenge, boring, rarely get an interesting project, but I'm paid well and have good benefits. Maybe I'm just not interested in IT anymore. Sometimes I creep into "actively disengaged" but that's more effort than it's worth. Guess I'll just keep Farking until I've got enough money to quit.
 
2013-06-20 08:43:05 AM

LL316: It's called work for a reason.  Happy sunshine fun time is for after work.


What? You don't get paid to go to play?
 
2013-06-20 08:48:55 AM
I love my job, but my boss is a dick.

/self-employed
 
2013-06-20 09:06:38 AM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I once had a job as a data analyst. I got bored, so I built a data warehouse. It saves the company over half a million per year plus opens up new business opportunities all while capitallizing on existing resources.

My bonus? None. But I did get a raise of 1.5% of my salary. I actually lost money when you figure in inflation.

I completely stopped working for them at that point, but they didn't know it until a year later.


I saw something recently that said when the worlds top executives were asked what was the most important factor in having a successful company, ~87% ranked Talent Management as the most important factor.

Now, granted, executives see themselves as talent which could bias the poll, but as a business owner I think there is some truth resonating in there.  I've personally developed a pretty shiatty attitude about employees, because most employees suck.  You always end up with one or two employees who earn the company 10x what everybody else does... but you cant just get rid of all the "normal" people because they're needed logistically.

In your case, they just didnt  need to pay you anything, so they didnt.  It sucks, and they probably should have tossed you a "thank you" bonus, but generally the whole idea of a salary employee is that you get to pay them a flat rate, while making exponentially more off their labor.  Its a bit of a suckers game, but obviously there are a myriad of factors in choosing employment vs capitalism.   They didnt have any incentive to pay you more, especially since presumably your bosses ended up taking credit for the project anyhow.

Business sucks.  lol.
 
2013-06-20 09:09:05 AM

jgi: I'm in the second camp of "not engaged" workers. Going through the motions. I'm in IT consulting. No challenge, boring, rarely get an interesting project, but I'm paid well and have good benefits. Maybe I'm just not interested in IT anymore. Sometimes I creep into "actively disengaged" but that's more effort than it's worth. Guess I'll just keep Farking until I've got enough money to quit.


You'll never get to do anything remotely exciting in IT unless you work for an exciting company.  Never forget that.

/Boredom and lack of fulfillment is why I switched from IT to starting my electronics manufacturing company
 
2013-06-20 09:45:12 AM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I once had a job as a data analyst. I got bored, so I built a data warehouse. It saves the company over half a million per year plus opens up new business opportunities all while capitallizing on existing resources.

My bonus? None. But I did get a raise of 1.5% of my salary. I actually lost money when you figure in inflation.

I completely stopped working for them at that point, but they didn't know it until a year later.


Lets say I work at a company

Lets go further and say the company transfered me to a project where my base salary went down

Lets go further and say the company reduced the number of promotions available by 50%

Lets go further and say the company only seems to fill promotions that increase pay via nepotism

Lets go further and say the company gave me a 5 cent an hour raise (or: way less then 1%) my first (and only) raise in more then 2 years of working there

Lets say if I meet my metrics (excluding sales) I get no bonus pay

Lets also say sales are based on the type of calls your assigned

So... why should I be engaged for this company?
 
2013-06-20 10:37:15 AM
I'd like my job more if it weren't for the culture, hypocrisy and mouth breathers I deal with everyday. Hopefully there will be a rise in quits and entrepreneurial activity -- and eventually, more hiring -- once the ACA health insurance exchanges go into effect.
 
2013-06-20 10:39:01 AM
I was at a job where I just went through the motions once. But the only reason I did was because the boss was a total ahole. When I worked my ass off got a lot done, did a good job he would take the credit and get a big raise and bonus and he would tell me to work harder because "My leadership is what helped to bring our numbers up" After he gave us that speech three people that were good workers pretty much quit and the boss replaced them with idiots from his church so he could pocket their hiring bonus. It got pretty soul crushing after that, so in order to cope I just took all the shiatty jobs nobody wanted and just put my head down did my job and STFU. I was doing a decnet job yet he still found the time to torture me with his crap. One of the best days of my life was when I found out he got fired for sexual harasment. I was so happy and cocky I went up to one of his lazy hires and told them to start looking for a new job since their days were numbered. It took a while but all of our sites in the region pretty much purged his hires. And suprising things got better after that.
 
2013-06-20 11:36:20 AM

skinink: Better than being laid off or fired. In most cases anyways.


I thought that for too long at my last job.  Realized how the job was killing me. I lost about 3 years of my life in a haze of being worked to death.  I put on about 50 pounds and have a lot more grey hair to show for it.  I quit last week.  Couldn't do it anymore.  I have a few job interviews but nothing lined up yet. Its scary but I had to do it.
 
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