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I go to my favorite hot dog stand and the dude said "You come here all the time, here's one for free"
I said, "Man, what do I look like, a charity case?" I took it and threw it on the ground.
I don't need your hand outs. I'm an adult. Please. You can't buy me hot dog, man.
Only one problem. The kind of people who actually want to work and gain their self esteem in-part at being good at what they do is dwindling.
I run a company that looks after its staff in a very unique way. But to find passionate people Vs self entitled people is getting harder and harder.
There are millions of people out there now who do not want a vocation / trade / or generally just be great at what they do.
In fact they now seem to gain their self esteem from external sources like FaceBook . Rather than something tangible.
This seems like a silly question to me, it should be obvious. A happy worker who is well taken care of is going to be more productive and invest more time and energy into the company. A worker who is is stressed out about having enough money to provide for their family or being able to provide healthcare for their children is not going to be as focused on their tasks, especially if it is a job they are doing just to make ends meet.
reply to post by Xtrozero
I'm 28 yrs old, I don't hyper consume any electronics, I can barely afford bills, the job market is always shifting. I am a welder and it always requires me to travel for my job, I've been in places that cost me more then 800 a week to stay in a motel room where as perdiem for the company was only 55 a day, that is supposed to cover my food and room it never came close. I was spending out of my pay to stay in a motel room on top of the per diem and paying the bills back at home at the same time, left very little for food and gas. Seeing as my motel room was nothing more then a bed and a bathroom I had no refrigerator or microwave no tv etc I was spending quite a bit on gas station sandwhich's and other little things like canned food I would eat cold out of the can etc etc. Essentially I was working to pay for a house I couldn't live in to live a lifestyle like the poorest, I have a deep relationship for the poor and homeless because I am poor and used to be homeless. I think that there is alot of assumptions between these kids today versus the old timers that think they know everything, I see another divisive phenomenon when it comes to the topic of the "modern workplace" Your 3.50 an hour by todays standards lol would barely buy you the gas you would probably need to get to work. The standard of living is a lot higher and wages are not matching with them anywhere near close enough for so many workers in America. Personally any company that wants to advocate the "team" mentality in my opinion is at that point obligated to treat there people like a team which means that yes they are obligated to take care of each other, if they do not have that then they do not have to, simply put.
I would also like to add into the mix. Human Resource Depts / corporate structure. have deliberately put a huge gap between real bosses and employees.
I'm assuming you are paid well above minimum wage, right?
reply to post by Xtrozero
" They blamed this on industry "evil rich" and not the scam job they got in school. "
Yes. Lots of academics out there willing to sell a pipe dream, just to keep lecturing and stay employed.
reply to post by Dimithae
Unions, and their high wages/dues are driving business overseas. The Gov't is trying to level the playing field when it comes to employer healthcare, and failing miserably in the process overall.