Thursday, November 16, 2006

Working stiff

One of the bloggers I read said, "I think I will take the day off." There was no reason, they just wanted the day off.

I'm just a working stiff and would never think about taking a day off , "just because". I have my faults (did I really say that), but being a slacker has never been one of them.

My take on employment goes like this; I was hired because they needed an employee to work. If they wanted a "part-time employee", I would have been hired as one.
I expect to be allowed to work when I am scheduled to work. So why should my employer not expect me to show for work when I am supposed to. I never turn down extra work because I would not be asked if I were not needed.

If you do not want to work, then do not take a job, period!

6 comments:

Hal at Ranch Ramblins said...

"I expect to be allowed to work when I am scheduled to work. So why should my employer not expect me to show for work when I am supposed to."

I agree with you completely - it's a two-way street where employers AND employees must fulfill their obligations.

Linda K said...

Amen!

PEA said...

I feel exactly as you do about that!!!

Annie said...

Mostly I agree with your sentiments here. But I have seen times when it would have been best if an employee had taken the day off, rested and regrouped, before returning to work. Accidents can happen when people are tired or distracted or distressed. And we know life throws some terrible punches to people sometime.

Gary said...

I have never been one to take sick days off. I have beem lucky to have lots of vacation time, though, and I have always enjoyed taking it.

I hope things are going well for you.

gwadzilla said...

I do not want to work

but

I have to work

so I do

 

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