Im not perfect and dont pretend to be, but if I have free time I will try to make other appointments or will do research for my clients....I try my hardest to make productivity every week..
Now I am 31,married with a child. She is 24 and totally single...is it the age thats a difference, the lifestyle, or just her?
She is very lazy and unmotivated. ....she is dishonest and puts as little effort as possible into her work. If she has free time she will go home, to lunch, or to get her nails done.
Focus on your job and establishing contacts because you have a strong work ethic. Thinking about her even if she is wrong is just that she is wrong.
Your achievements are based upon you. Let the rest go and yes I do understand where you are coming from and it is so tempting but your job is there to provide for you.
And suddenly I see...what I lost ain't no loss.
-Richie Kotzen, "What I Lost"
My second part of this is looking for advice....I know for a fact that this coworker is lying about her billing hours (the time we are in visits w clients) and is, like sad in AZ said, stealing from the company. ..and breaking some other laws. She was also accused of doing similar things at her previous company. By her doing this it doesnt effect me directly but it could in the long run.
Management has heard these rumors but has done absolutely nothing about it...I dont want to be a tattletale cuz it's none of my business....but do I mention this to a supervisor or just let it go?
What would you do?
If you work on a project with her, and her bad behavior is affecting your ability to do your job, document everything with memos. She will eventually self-incriminate.
As for what to do, just let it go; as Sad said, it will come out, eventually. Just do what you can and let her drown her self.
Work Ethics, are definitely not an age thing, but has more to do with how Mom and Dad raised you. Some people that are much older than me are lazy, and do the least amount possible, and have been able to get away with it most of their careers, choosing roles in nursing that allow you to sit on your duff, and not be the go getter. When higher demands are placed on them, suddenly they are overwhelmed, stressed out and busier than everyone else, which chaps my ass.
I do think if you are raised to do chores, jobs, and be responsible for them growing up you tend to have a better work ethic, and I also believe that if you fail to do such chores right as a parent it is your responsibility to point out that doing a half assed job is not acceptable, and go back and do it again, and again, until it is done right. A few times of doing this, and the job gets done right the first time.
Now I also think that "when we were kids" we had to get jobs to pay for our vehicles, our gas, our insurance, etc. It was common, and expected to have a job as a teen. Now in this society, it is more the abnormal to make your kid get a job. The pressures of school extracurriculars, and so forth make working difficult. I think it is very important for all teens to work, and learn what it takes to earn a decent income and the value of a dollar.
Anyway that's my thoughts.
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
I was raised by a career military man and a super strict, hard working Asian mom - so my work ethic was implemented in utero.
I would add that I have had the opportunity to supervise a lot of high school kids (volunteers) and lots of law students (paying positions) and it would take me 5 minutes to see the work ethic (or not) come forth.
[This message edited by Jeaniegirl at 3:04 PM, July 17th (Thursday)]