Bad Work Ethics All Too Common

Posted on December 16, 2014 by - Also by this author

When I got my first "job," I worked at a radio station as an "intern" in high school. I wanted so badly to be a deejay that I would do anything. If they asked me to come in early, I did it, worked late, and did all I had to. The boss was "the boss" and you did what you were told.

Later I got a job at McDonald's. I worked as a cashier, a cook, a drive-thru attendant and a dish washer. I unloaded trucks, cleaned the dining area, and did anything else assigned to me. I thought long and hard about asking for a day off. If they needed me to stay late, I didn't even know I had an option. Of course, I probably didn't.

Last week, a chauffeur left a voicemail for me typical of the mindset of today's employee. He said he there was no heat in his apartment making it difficult for him to get ready for work as he was living in "tent-like conditions."

Because of this, he could only work two days a week because "it's such a hassle to get ready for work." He further stated that he didn't want any early morning assignments, no late night assignments, and we couldn't pay him enough to do a holiday light tour. He also said, if the run didn't pay at least $100, he had no interest in coming to work.

This is what I'm working with folks. And by the way, he is not completely unemployed!

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