Category Archives: Employment

Just Asking… (Do you know it is not constructive to support a lazy person?)

Some people do not want to work. They sit back and rely on others to provide for their needs. They manipulate others with their words, always reciting sob stories in order to receive handouts. They look for ways to beat the system, and when they are offered honest work, they have many excuses why they can’t perform what’s offered. Oftentimes, they tell others they will work when they get their dream job, a job they have conjured up in their minds, but they haven’t put any effort into working towards that position. They know how to get over on others, and they use their efforts to do just that.

 

Sadly, a person like this knows how to identify enablers. He knows how to pull on the heart strings of those who want to see him do better. He knows how to bamboozle the caring heart out of his money and goods; he knows how to make his situation seem desperate, singing the perfect song to get others to act on his behalf. He has mastered the skill of playacting, and he will go as far as the enabler allows.

 

Many times this scenario may be played out in parents taking care of healthy, adult children who won’t work. Other times, it can be seen in a hard-working woman taking care of a lazy man. It may be seen in a woman running from man to man, staying with each man as long as he foots the bill. The possibilities are endless. Regardless the situation, the motive is the same. An able-bodied person refuses to work, and he preys on others for support.

 

Are you supporting someone who refuses to work? If you are, you may need to cut the apron strings. Insist that this person learns to stand on his own two feet, and if he refuses, allow him to experience the consequences of his actions. Discomfort has a way of waking this type person up. Once his stomach starts to growl, and his lights are turned off, work starts to look like a viable option to him.

Books by Levon

 

 

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Just Asking… (Do you realize your current job may be a stepping-stone to your future?)

Have you ever had a job you really hated? You loathed the rings of the alarm clock because they reminded you that you had to spend eight hours or more on a job you didn’t like. You performed tasks you thought were menial, worked with coworkers you didn’t care about, had little respect for your supervisor, and even scoffed at the company’s policies. Even if you thought the work environment was adequate, the job didn’t fulfill you. You were performing tasks, feeling you were wasting your time.

 

In spite of these things, have you ever sat back and thought how that very job could be a training ground for your future? Have you ever thought there might be something in that place that will be of value to you when you get the job of your dreams?

 

Maybe you are currently sweeping floors, but in this, you are learning to pay attention to details. Maybe you are sitting in a cubicle, answering the phones, but in essence, you are learning excellent customer service skills. Maybe you are dealing with a difficult supervisor and unsavory co-workers, but in this, you are learning to excel despite having to deal with demanding customers.

 

How do you respond while you’re dealing with a less than perfect training ground? Do you come in late and dare anyone to confront you about it? Do you put forth as little effort as possible just to say you completed your time? Do you downgrade management and use every opportunity to discuss how bad your situation is? Do you rob the company of valuable supplies because you believe the company owes you something?

 

Even if you don’t reap the benefits from that company, it would behoove you to do your best. When you do your best even in the worst situation, you are sowing seeds for your future. As long as you agree to remain in your position, do what you know is right because it is right. And when the time comes to leave, leave with a clean record, a good work habit and a positive attitude. You never know, the way you respond in someone else’s company (while you’re in training for your dream job) may be the same way someone else responds in your company or under your leadership (once you made it to your dream job).

Books by Levon