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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 09:23 AM
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30. Sometimes, but not always
Most of the time it was just the way you described.

In fact, there was one place where I worked that a coworker who seemed to have pretty lax work habits was promoted and it always pissed me off as long as I worked there. She was in another department but was friends with my office/cubicle mate. She would come by and stand around talking for ten minutes, then announce that it was "time for my break".

I doubled up on my production, working like a maniac. It was a pretty liberal company, but somewhat...how should I say this...elitist. Meaning that if you had a degree in anything you stood a better chance of being promoted internally than someone who worked like a dog. If they couldn't find anyone "qualified" enough to promote internally, they would hire someone with a degree that had nothing whatsoever to do with the job.

One time I applied for the empty Claims job. They hired a girl who had a degree in Marine Biology.

Anyway, I worked there, driving myself crazy for a few years, then had a serious illness and had to quit. I heard from one of my friends that they needed three people to do my job.

One of the instructors in Business School told us to NEVER give 100% on the job. NEVER.

I didn't follow her advice and made myself sick.

I never gave 100% again.

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