I think that if the company you work for doesn't give a damn about you, your family, your bills, your mental health, or your physical health then we shouldn't give a damn about them other than getting a paycheck.
By - dvater123
Be good job at your job, but don’t be their bitch.
The reason jobs treat people bad is because people let them. People in general are too afraid to speak up for themselves, let alone against an authority figure. I once had a job where a coworker was late for a meeting. The manager called him and left the room. He absolutely SCREAMED at him. We could hear him 2 rooms down.
The strangest part was nobody spoke up. I mean this was not some hourly job at a store. This was a “professional” job and everyone at the company was a college grad.
I later talked to the manager privately and told him he couldn’t speak to us like that, or treat anyone like that at the workplace. But when I told my coworkers, a lot of them were trying to defend the manager. It’s ridiculous.
Anyway, I basically had a target on my back for the rest of my time there, but I didn’t mind. I’m not going to be bullied at my job, and I’m not going to let anyone else be taken advantage of.
Good for you. I would have spoken up as well. Sometimes people will be late. I was once late for a work meeting because of construction, road detours that took me far away from work, and traffic.
I'm pretty sure the people you're referring to, work jobs like that, because they already don't give a fuck. (Excluding those who come from poor circumstances)they're not interested in going above and beyond, they are comfortable with minimal gains and they use bitching about their employer as a means to justify their lack of personal investment in getting a better job. There's ALWAYS a better job out there and a company that's willing to take the risk if investing in a quality employee. There's no unspoken rule that it's the employers responsibility to give a shit about you. Why should they? You're expendable and there's millions others willing to do the same job without being a whiny bitch.
Yeah that's kind of OPs point. Why wouldn't you do the bare minimum if they don't give a f*ck
I'm saying bare minimum in general. People who most likely drink, smoke, don't take care of their health, etc. People like to believe they are victims when in reality they just don't comprehend they are responsible for themselves
>I'm saying bare minimum in general. People who most likely drink, smoke, don't take care of their health, etc.
Chill with the personal attacks 😳
Not even "the moment you fuck up"
You do all those extra hours and cover for people who constantly call out, work extra hard to pick up the slack all year. And they can't even give you a full dollar raise, they give you like .05$ or a quarter.
I think this opinion would only be unpopular with people too young to realize that the company is never on their side.
Begin with the end in mind.
What are you really trying to accomplish, "screwing over" people or companies that don't give a rats ass about you? Or bettering your own life?
What I really don't understand is the building and simmering anger at a situation (bad employer) while all actions indicate substantial commitment to the employer above yourself (by letting a toxic situation trap you and bring you down).
In the end, you aren't working for the company - you are working for yourself. For money and what it buys. Keep that in mind and keep moving forward.
If you work extra hard you wont get a promotion, you will just get more work for the same pay as you have shown you are already willing to commit this much.
That is certainly sometimes true. Also, sometimes you will get a promotion
This is why we need a resurgence of unions
A resurgence of the establishment? Do people even know what words mean anymore?
Why prevent free association?
Unions aren't free association.
People choosing to levy their collective bargaining power against an owner is absolutely free association, even required unions are because the people that work there don't want to associate with you if you aren't part of the union
If all union laws are removed and union violence doesn't return like before said laws, then sure. But if you can't fire workers for any reason, then that's not free association. If you can't allow strikebreakers through to get back on the job, then that's not free association. If you lobby the government to restrict markets, that's not free association. You're talking about cooperation and unions as if they are one and the same.
You just gotta find the line and understand that your boss is most likely also a human just trying to do their shit.
Help out your coworkers and your boss, keep quiet, get your paycheck, move along. If your boss asks you something you do not want to do like covering a shift on your day off, or making a single into a double, just...don't do it. It obviously won't win you brownie points, but most bosses will just move on.
If you get fired after one minor fuck up, it probably wasn't minor nor was it the first one. If it was, depending on your jurisdiction, sue them. Or get unemployment benefits and just find a different job, I'm guessing you probably don't want to work for those guys anymore anyway.
That is basically how I have felt when I worked at various companies. It was just a job for money.