Monday Melee (July 2 2007)

2 07 2007

Monday Melee

A Fracas Project! You’re invited to participate. Get details and see the participant list here.

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The Monday Melee Questions: WORK EDITION

1. The Misanthtropic: Name something (about humanity) you absolutely hate.

That hard work, effort and drive aren’t always rewarded if you aren’t in the “click” at work.

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2. The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent or bogus.

That women and men (of the same caliber) aren’t always paid the same for the same job.

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3. The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.

Working holidays. I want a long weekend!

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4. The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.

Bobby, His father (who also works with us) passed away over the weekend and he still came into to work to clear out his dad’s things and to sort work out because he will be away for most of the week. Today is a national holiday, and the general office is closed.

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5. The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.

I’m good at my job, and even though I don’t always get the recognition and compensation I crave and I’d like for a job well done I know I’d be noticeably missed if I wasn’t here.

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6. The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.

A raise.

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5 responses

2 07 2007
newhoosier

Your blog has just been fueled…. consider yourself raised. 😉

2 07 2007
Joey

thanks newhoosier

3 07 2007
J9

What you say is sad but true – I’m a Human Resources manager myself (for the bread & butter – when I’m not writing) – and I am only too aware of the injustices for workers.

During my working life I have witnessed many incompetent people being promoted (because they’re in the click) whilst genuinely able people are passed over. It is unfair, frustating and sad. I always try to make the right thing happen – but lets be honest – the boss ALWAYS has the final word – like it or lump it!

It’s one of the reasons I’d like to write full time for a living. 🙂

3 07 2007
icedmocha

Amen to #2. And I’m bummed out that you have to put a raise in #6. I sure hope it’s not because you’re a woman. 😉

3 07 2007
Joey

I hope so too.

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