Does it pay to do a good job?

At my place of employment I show up 10 minutes early to make sure I’m in the office before my work day starts. I, like most of my co-workers do this, and it gives us time to get ready for the day ahead. I’m sure that most other people, at most other people do the same thing. But have you ever wondered why?

There are exceptions to that rule, and it makes me wonder how and why someone can do this, and I can only come up with one thing, and thats a lack of respect for their job, and their boss. Case in point, at my job, there are maybe two or three people who routinely, and by routinely I mean ever day come into work 5 to 10, sometimes 20 minutes late. Now, I don’t think its right for these people to come in late, and still get paid as if they were there on time, but I’m convinced its happening, and it also shows a complete lack of respect for the people I work for, and the schedule they’ve set in place.

And what really pisses me off is the fact that they don’t seem to think that they have to do a part of their job, leaving me to feel guilty, and I end up doing twice as much work as they do. I, and others I work with have brought this up to our managers, and they’ve been told to pick it up, but alas the work still doesn’t get done.

You know what, I probably wouldn’t care about this if they came to work, did their jobs, worked as hard as the rest, and went home on time. But this isn’t whats happening. It’s more like, they come to work late, work the bare minimum, leave the rest to be done by others, and get paid the same as everyone else. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

So, it makes me think, do I slack off, socialize and get paid the same, or do I continue to do my job, get paid the same, and feel better, knowing that I do a better job. I’ll stick with the latter, thank you very much.


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