Work hard at work?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Why?, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    Should I work diligently at work, or do just enough work not to get fired?
     
  2. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    Depends if you want to get ahead or not.
     
  3. Enmos Moderator

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    You mean you would risk getting fired in the process of finding out how little you can do without getting fired ? lol
     
  4. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    Why are you so sure you can get "ahead" by working diligently? And yes, I would risk getting fired in the process of finding out how little I can do.
     
  5. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    My experiance.
     
  6. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    My thoughts are this:

    Work Less......Paid More :)
     
  7. Enmos Moderator

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    lol that doesn't make sense.
     
  8. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    I agree with work less, paid more. It has been my experience that the less I work, the more I am paid. Having been fired several times, I realize that firings usually occur due to personality conflicts, not incompetence. Keep on good terms with the boss, and you can goof off to your heart's content.
     
  9. Wisdom_Seeker Speaker of my truth Valued Senior Member

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    I would say that it depends on what your work is. For example if you are a fireman, work diligently; but if you are a defense attorney for criminals or something like that, then work just enough not to get fired.
     
  10. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    So, if my work isn't important, than I should work less? Great! My work is meaningless.
     
  11. Enmos Moderator

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    Huh? Who told you that ?
     
  12. Enmos Moderator

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    So you don't get any money out of it ?
     
  13. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    No one told me that. I've experience this. My naive younger self used to equate hard work with reward. Well, that's just not true.
     
  14. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    I make more money now than ever. I also work less than ever.
     
  15. Enmos Moderator

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    Then how is your work meaningless ? You make a living out of it, don't you ?
     
  16. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I thought you were in school?
     
  17. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I just threatened my old bosses and they gave me raises all the time! ;)
     
  18. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    In school?
     
  19. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    In the broad view of things, my work is meaningless, except for the pay.
     
  20. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Just threaten them and they will cough up your raise but I thought you

    were in school.
     

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