‘I don’t have time to do great things when I’m forced to work for a living’: Employees react after CEO sends ‘motivational’ quote
Everyone can benefit from a little motivation once in a while, but well-intentioned efforts don’t always have the desired effect. This is what one CEO recently learned after emailing his employees a quote to improve their productivity.
One woman couldn’t help but explain exactly why she disagreed with his message.Below you can find the post she posted share On the Anti-work subreddit detailing the entire exchange and some of the replies left by invested readers.
A good motivational quote can go a long way if utilized perfectly
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But after one CEO shared a message this woman disagreed with, she explained exactly why the quote lacked nuance.
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The employee then responded to the comment and provided more information about the situation
Just because everyone has the same amount of time doesn’t mean they can choose exactly how to use it
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Technically, all 24 hours in a day are the same, but it’s naive to assume that everyone has the same amount of responsibility during that time. If you are a parent, you may spend a significant portion of your day caring for your children. Keeping your home clean can also take a lot of time if you don’t have the resources to get others to clean it. can be much busier than those who can set their own hours. And without a partner to balance the burden of grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning, you may end up spending most of your day doing household chores.
The employee acknowledges that her CEO had good intentions in sending the email, but may not understand where the employee is from or what their lifestyle is like. There is a nature. We all know that money can’t buy happiness can buy resources and free time, the study When it comes to time usage and happiness, having “active free time” makes people happier. The study looked at a group of Dutch millionaires and a group of average wealthy Dutch citizens and analyzed their well-being relative to how they used their time. Billionaires tended to spend their free time in active leisure activities, such as playing sports, pursuing hobbies, and doing volunteer work, while the less wealthy group watched television and socialized. There was a tendency to scroll through the media and so on.
People with disposable income have more resources and opportunities to pursue hobbies than the average person
Not surprisingly, billionaires report higher satisfaction with their lives, and the more passive people tend to spend their leisure time, the less happy they are. However, we cannot ignore the fact that money is still involved in these outcomes. Many hobbies and activities cost more money than the average person can afford. Taking a pottery class, paying for a gym membership, going golfing, and painting all have associated fees, but hanging out at home costs more than he already pays for Wi-Fi. It may not cost you anything. Having disposable income allows a person to be more adventurous in how they spend their money. If he doesn’t have to come home after an eight-hour shift to clean the whole house, he might be too exhausted to play basketball with him. friend.
It’s not impossible for all of us to use our time more wisely now. Many of us can ditch social media, get up an hour early to focus on a “no time” workout, or actually finish a book we’ve been working on for years.according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends 2.5 hours a day watching TV, and most people in the United States have 5 hours of free time per day.but we always feel like I have no time at all, why is that?business psychologist Tony Crabbe One problem, he says, is our sensitivity to time. We feel desperate and assume we will never have enough of it, so we lose motivation to use what we have. There is a nature.
Nor should you feel obligated to use every minute of your day productively.
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“Our ever-present mobile phones allow us to fill all of our time productively, communicate in real time, juggle multiple tasks, and be like a powerful and efficient supercharged task ninja. , can wipe out incoming requests,” writes Tony Crabbe. “When we try to make the most of our time, we mince it. This leads to what Brigid Schulte calls time confetti. , depends on our attention.Splitting our attention among thousands of micro-activities keeps us from being deeply involved and thinking properly.”
A single mother raising two children on an income just above minimum wage is more likely than a CEO who can easily delegate tasks to others and pay for a nanny, a housekeeper or a dinner at a restaurant. There’s no question that we’re doing more on our plate. We should all aim to use our time as wisely as possible, but that means we need to be productive 24/7. not. Relaxing is also important, and we shouldn’t feel guilty for not changing the world like Leonardo da Vinci or Mother Teresa. After all, most of us have desk jobs and she’s been enslaved for eight hours. We would love to hear your thoughts on this post in the comments section below. Do you agree with this CEO’s opinion? Anti-Work If you want to check out another of her Bored Panda articles featuring her subreddit, look no further. Here.
Many readers applauded the employees for speaking out, but others feared they would face retaliation.
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