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Monday, 16 June 2008

Best and Worst Things About My Job

Filed under: Life — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:16 PM (13:16)

Best — The store management is really willing to work with me concerning my schedule, especially with school and my Wednesday night TV shows. That, and the good people there are really nice to work with, competent, etc.

Worst — Management has an operating philosophy of “Everyone helps everyone else,” meaning that if one person gets their assigned work done for the night, they’re supposed to go help someone else. There was a group that tried that for a while called the Soviet Union. That’s not so bad per se, except for the fact that everyone else in Russia and Eastern Europe got dragged into the little social experiment, as well, resulting in 75 years of tyranny, death, destruction, and economic ruination. The Russians are still recovering from that misspent three-quarters of a century.

What’s so bad about “Everyone helps everyone else,” you might ask? Simple — in every group, there’s always one or two people who get the idea that, “I don’t have to work — someone else will pick up the slack.” When the good people see these people getting away with not working, yet still getting paid, they figure, “Why should I work when these idiots are still getting paid when they’re not doing anything?” So the good people either follow suit after the slackers, or they simply leave for greener pastures. Pretty soon, you’re left with almost nothing but slackers.

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Bill of Assertive Rights

Filed under: Life, Philosophy — Tags: — mikewb1971 @ 12:51 PM (12:51)

A Bill of Assertive Rights

You have the right to judge your own behavior, thoughts, and emotions, and to take the responsibility for their initiation and consequences upon yourself.

You have the right to offer no reasons or excuses for justifying your behavior.

You have the right to judge if you are responsible for finding solutions to other people’s problems.

You have the right to make mistakes – and be responsible for them.

You have the right to say, “I don’t know.”

You have the right to be illogical in making decisions.

You have the right to say, “I don’t understand.”

You have the right to say, “That is unacceptable to me.”

You have the right to say, “I don’t care.”

We have the right to have needs and to have those needs be as important as other people’s needs.

We have the right to ask other people to respond to our needs.

We have the right to have feelings – and to express these feelings in ways which do not violate the dignity of other people.

We have the right to decide whether we’ll meet other people’s expectations or whether we’ll act in ways which fit us, as long as we act in ways which don’t violate other people’s rights.


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