Response to entitled twit complaining that job doesn't care about them
So, yesterday, my friend Brad Polumbo posted something on Twitter. He and Hannah Cox, also a friend, responded to some entitled dude whining about how he wouldn’t put forth effort with his job because his job doesn’t care about him.
Here’s the tweet with the video embedded:
Now, this didn’t get a ton of engagement, but it should have. After all, this is…wow.
Look, I get where people come from when they hate their jobs and aren’t going to do more than the bare minimum. I’ve done that with a few jobs I’ve had over the years.
But this idea that this is justified because the job doesn’t care about you? Absolutely insane.
No, your job doesn’t care about you. You haven’t given it a reason to care about you.
First, a job in and of itself can’t care about anything. What the guy is really talking about is that his bosses don’t seem to care all that much about him.
Yet I can’t help but wonder based on this just how much reason he’s given them.
I’ve noticed that the jobs where I stepped up and put in the work—not the ones that I skated through for a paycheck, but the ones where I actually tried—were also the ones where my bosses actually gave a damn about me.
My last regular, 9-to-5 job was with a defense contractor. During my time there, the regional director asked my boss why I hadn’t applied for an IT job. I wasn’t actually qualified for it, but he seemed to believe that I was and should have put in for it. The implication was that I would have gotten the job regardless.
Why? Because I had shown I was a good worker and he wanted that recognized with a better job at a higher pay rate.
That’s caring, baby.
So while our intrepid whiner in the video laments the fact that his job doesn’t care about him, I can’t help but wonder just how little reason he’s given them to give a flying fig about him.
Or, is he such a waste of oxygen that the only reason they don’t fire him is that the paperwork is more than they want to deal with right now?
If he’s done everything right and they still don’t show him anything, then the great thing about the free market is that he can go somewhere that will value him. I’ve done it. Most of you have done it, too.
But really, I think we all know what side of the line he likely falls on.
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