Unrealistic Expectations from Lazy Employees
For the life of me I do not understand why some employees expect to be rewarded for non-productivity and laziness. I always tell the persons I supervise that I will always report the truth and I will make my decisions based on how they work. So any person who works with me should not be shocked when I make any decision because it is made clear to them exactly how I operate.
For some reason people tend to get all bent out of shape when a decision is made that is not exactly the way they want it. Years of service does not equate productivity or competence and as employees we need to recognize that. Two persons can start on the same day, in the same department and one person takes the time to learn all they can about the department they are working for and generally shows interest in what is going on. The other person takes the other route and many times expect to be rewarded just like the person who showed some interest and worked hard.
I cringe when I hear persons fussing about the fact that an employee who has years of service was passed over for a promotion. My question is always the same, what kind of employee has this person been? If this person showed no interest in what the company is trying to do; showed no respect for those who are in authority; did as they pleased on a daily basis, why should they expect to be rewarded for this kind of behaviour.
Now don’t get me wrong for there are many persons who have worked hard from the first day on the job and have been passed over by supervisors and mangers. If this is the case and you know that you truly deserve more then I would suggest that you speak to your HR Department or seek employment elsewhere; somewhere that operates with fairness and equity.
As employees let us seek to fairly evaluate ourselves at regular intervals. Do not make a fuss if you know that you have not been a productive worker. Ask yourself if you would want to employ or promote you and be very objective when you answer that question. If the answer is NO then look at ways that you can become the employee that your supervisor is glad to promote without reservation.