Desert Fox wrote: blue5385 wrote:
JCougar wrote:The corporate office culture in a nutshell:
Neither hard work is rewarded nor sloppy work punished. All events that occur or decisions that are made are products of a random, emotional, and irrational bureaucracy whose authority may not and can not be challenged. Outside of this, the only thing to do is kiss ass and wait your turn.
oh, hard work is rewarded alright...with more work that is significantly above one's pay grade (with no raise or promotion, obviously).
The more work you do the more work you get at my company. It is fairly ridiculous. One of my coworkers does about as much as the rest of the department. His request to transfer to a different department for a better job was denied. LOL
I think that's pretty typical of any company. It certainly is/was at the two I've worked for. Hence the hard work not rewarded. It's a problem with the entire culture. They just try to extract as much value from you as they can without paying you for it.
As a lawyer, you get to bill hours, and either your client is satisfied or they aren't. In the corporate world, slacking off is rewarded just as much as success. If I do a good job on something or have a good idea, my manager takes it to other management and takes credit for it herself. If I work quickly, I just get more work to keep me busy -- and usually that work is obviously unnecessary work just to keep me busy. Which means it is boring as hell. There's no incentive to succeed. Performance reviews are random, and based on how much the manager likes you and really nothing else. No one cares how much work you actually do.