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Old 08-29-2007, 05:16 AM   #1
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Work Ethic

I have just recently learned that having a good work ethic may not always be a good thing.

I've been up for the last hour and 20 minutes trying to swap direct connect numbers on 2 of my customers phones (which we don't do on a regular basis); my sup asked me to be available @ 4AM CST to get this done as my customer needed it done by 6AM EST. Well, it didn't get done. And both my sup and I have called everyone that we can think to call and even those people's sups to try to get it done...

"If you're reliable, then you're going to be relied upon" he's giving me comp time for this but... im sleepy :/:

anyone else have this problem at work?

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Old 08-29-2007, 05:22 AM   #2
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Im kinda lost on the ?. Whats the unethical about the situation? And...Its not 6am yet. You still got time.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:28 AM   #3
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I didnt say anything was unethical...nevermind you missed my point completely.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:38 AM   #4
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you missed my point completely.
At least you understood what I was saying J/K Ive been up since 3pm yesterday. Kinda slow right now.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:42 AM   #5
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i was asking if anyone else has the problem of being relied upon heavily at work. Usually when people rely on you, you have a strong work ethic. I never mentioned anything being 'unethical'
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Haha. Yeah, it can definitely suck being known as the ultra-reliable one. Doubly sucks when co-workers take advantage of this and conveniently make themselves unavailable knowing you'll be there.

Ultimately, the managers don't seem to care who does it as long as it gets done.
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I have just recently learned that having a good work ethic may not always be a good thing.

I've been up for the last hour and 20 minutes trying to swap direct connect numbers on 2 of my customers phones (which we don't do on a regular basis); my sup asked me to be available @ 4AM CST to get this done as my customer needed it done by 6AM EST. Well, it didn't get done. And both my sup and I have called everyone that we can think to call and even those people's sups to try to get it done...

"If you're reliable, then you're going to be relied upon" he's giving me comp time for this but... im sleepy :/:

anyone else have this problem at work?

wha ?
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I feel ya on this. I broke off from self empoyment to work for my company. Big name in the industry, and I'm good friends with the son-in-law (VP). Thought it would be a good thing. Hired on about $5/hr below the avg pay for my position just to get my foot in the door till they started making money. Hired on as a detailer, ended up running drafting, Cad, Set up all standards, did all IT work for network and desktop support in the office and on machinery in the shop, ran the entire customer service dept till we hit 45million/yr etc etc. Pretty much wore lots of hats far beyond my duty title of a detailer/checker. I have been promoted twice, have my own department setting up, and providing support on the two engineering programs, and I am still making less an hour than the guys that are getting hired with only 4-5yrs detailing experience that can't do half what I can. Guess I shouldn't have sold myself short in the beginning. Thought I was doing them a favor that would come back around to me in the long run. I still think it will work out in the long run. Has to right? Or else I would have already moved on.
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I feel ya on this. I broke off from self empoyment to work for my company. Big name in the industry, and I'm good friends with the son-in-law (VP). Thought it would be a good thing. Hired on about $5/hr below the avg pay for my position just to get my foot in the door till they started making money. Hired on as a detailer, ended up running drafting, Cad, Set up all standards, did all IT work for network and desktop support in the office and on machinery in the shop, ran the entire customer service dept till we hit 45million/yr etc etc. Pretty much wore lots of hats far beyond my duty title of a detailer/checker. I have been promoted twice, have my own department setting up, and providing support on the two engineering programs, and I am still making less an hour than the guys that are getting hired with only 4-5yrs detailing experience that can't do half what I can. Guess I shouldn't have sold myself short in the beginning. Thought I was doing them a favor that would come back around to me in the long run. I still think it will work out in the long run. Has to right? Or else I would have already moved on.
Here's a quick read for ya:

http://www.businessweek.com/careers/...+ethics+guy%21

Another good read:
http://www.businessweek.com/careers/...1146_ca010.htm
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good articles thank you.
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good articles thank you.
No problem, just hate to see folks stressing over showing loyalty to a company. Given the recent trends in commercial outsourcing, employment of illegal immigrants to perform the same output for less dedicated capital and other things such as the widening salary gap for regular employees versus CEO's, long gone are the days of sticking with a company for years and/or retiring with said company. What young employees should know is that they are expendable and that every opportunity that presents itself and is conducive to their continued success should never be overlooked/ignored or otherwise "not attempted" due to some sense of needing to be loyal. But for some sort of highly specific employment contract, there are no guarantees in the workplace and you can be quickly dismissed if such an action deems itself necessary by your employer. So always keep that in mind. One other thing, set your retirement up for yourself...don't rely on your employer for retirement, think of it as an added benefit rather than a safety net, should you actually retire from that company.
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I have just recently learned that having a good work ethic may not always be a good thing.

I've been up for the last hour and 20 minutes trying to swap direct connect numbers on 2 of my customers phones (which we don't do on a regular basis); my sup asked me to be available @ 4AM CST to get this done as my customer needed it done by 6AM EST. Well, it didn't get done. And both my sup and I have called everyone that we can think to call and even those people's sups to try to get it done...

"If you're reliable, then you're going to be relied upon" he's giving me comp time for this but... im sleepy :/:

anyone else have this problem at work?

Yes i go through the SAME AT ATT i know exactly how you feal
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I did but i said **** it and decided to become a full time student this year if its not my career or dream job then im not beating myself up for it . but hey if it pays the bills then suck it up
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