In any company, there is a fair share of truly hard workers, total lazy people, and lots of people in between. Unfortunately, not everyone can lift their weight. And these free rides can make many colleagues resentful.
Case in point, redditor u/BuddhaMcDonald shared how his ex-colleague, who he called Mr. Novel Reader, was a total slacker. tried to get Job introduction from him. In a hilarious post on r/pettyrevenge, he detailed his call with HR. bored panda I got in touch with u/BuddhaMcDonald. I will update the article as soon as I hear from him.
It’s normal to get angry when a colleague doesn’t hold back.Sometimes karma takes time to catch up
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One man recounted how a lazy ex-colleague told her he would give her a job referral.
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Here is the conversation between the novel reader and the HR representative:
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The HR person probably didn’t expect to hear the truth about the job seeker
As you explore your feelings, one thing is certain. You probably hate co-workers who spend most of their day social browsing her media, her endless coffee breaks, and doing everything they can to avoid work.
Worst part? Chances are no one will talk to them (because who wants to start big drama in the office?). They end up earning a paycheck with less effort than you. Frankly, it’s unfair. And it’s okay to be angry.
Equality and a sense of fairness are very important to people, whether in the office or at school. That’s why so many of us (silently) blame those in power, pick our favourites, and reward them even if they don’t get the results they’re supposed to.
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Fairness is something many employees value at work
It can be heartbreaking and motivating to watch someone get promoted for being mediocre, and then spend the entire workday doing things like putting their feet up on the desk and reading a novel. Why bother doing the job well if there is no clear link between them?
The harsh reality is that injustice is an unavoidable part of life. Whether you prioritize work or burn the midnight oil, everyone gets a raise and a cozy corner office. It does not mean. On the other hand, not all slack people get caught and punished, like if they’re good at pretending to do their job or know how to piss off their boss with a silver tongue.
Open and honest communication is often the most powerful weapon in dealing with injustice. Nothing beats spotlighting what others want to stay in the shadows. If he finds out that a colleague is clearly lazy (and is being rewarded for it), one method he can consider is talking directly to that colleague. Sit down for a quick friendly chat about how their attitude affects everyone in the office. Otherwise, they can become defensive and get nowhere.
Another thing to consider is contacting your manager or human resources representative about dealing with unreasonable workloads. We all think our time is valuable. And when we go above and beyond our obligations but get nowhere and others are getting raises for working less, there is clearly a disconnect in values.
No one is saying you should be a snitch, but you should try to understand your manager’s position. Or maybe they didn’t even realize there was a long-term problem.
If that doesn’t work, you can always try to create some space between work and personal life. Learn to prioritize. Stop helping your co-workers. Put yourself first. Or, in other words, quit quietly in the sense that you are doing a job that pays you without sacrificing your work-life balance.
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Constantly remind your boss of your worth
As a matter of fact, your boss will only notice your extra effort if you are constantly paying attention. For example, by meeting with them for semi-annual performance reviews. It’s your job to remind them how competent you are and how you get great results. Consider looking for
But remember, at the end of the day, it all comes down to whether your employees can get the results they want. Working long hours is not always good. investigation From 2016, we found that UK office workers are only productive 3 hours a day. The actual length of working hours is not very important. You shouldn’t be burnt out and working overtime just because everyone seems to be doing it.of “Karoshi Worship” is real and not very effective. As with most things, there must be a balance between effort and rest.
Also, you probably agree that you can get more done much faster if you don’t constantly multitask or get distracted by other people. It’s not a bad thing to read a novel as a reward for yourself for doing a good job. But you really have to do your job well! Otherwise, your co-workers will get mad at you.
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