posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 09:51 PM
I can certainly see the work ethic being dead, from my experience. I like the OP, do my little job the best I can. I work at a snack shop, and the
members expect that. I take pride in the compliments I receive. I love my job, and am a positive thinker, it helps in the workplace. I do my job over
and above what is needed. I was surprised when we had our storm a while back, that only a handful of us showed up, in the dark, to clean rotting food
out of the kitchen. I was the only girl who did show, and it was nasty, but I couldnt not go and help.
I hate a workplace complainer, especially now in this economy. What a drag to hear I hate this stuff, or your coworker constantly calls in, or slacks.
This makes me very upset! I dont want to do everyone else's job, just my own and do it well. I have no problem helping out, and find it fun to do
cakes and desserts in addition to my regular job. BUT, I try to avoid negative stuff at work, and hope I can bring something nice to someone else's
day. I mean, you gotta work, so why not do your best and be pleasant about it?
Good topic, I do think work ethic needs to be emphasized more by parents. My kids do chores, but my teen needs to get a job and start learning about
this stuff. I did not, and it hurt me considerably now at this age. And in our economy, if I were a boss I would get rid of Debbie Downers.
[edit on 29-10-2008 by hotbakedtater]