Feedback on 8/5/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!”

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9 Responses to “Feedback on 8/5/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!””

  1. Dave Hill Says:

    Glenn, I especially enjoyed your reply to Betty in Tampa. Unfortunately, too many people see things this way. They sit around and complain and envy what more successful people have more than them and want to take a piece of that from them. Usually they don’t want to put in the kind of work or risks it takes to accomplish it on their own. I call that Entitlement Synodrome or better yet, Liberalism. People like this spend more energy saying “what about me?” instead of saying “WHY NOT ME?” and doing something about their situation to make it better for THEMSELVES. We are all in charge of our own destiny and we all have the same opportunities. If Betty doesn’t like what he does with his own money because she doesn’t have as much, then she should get a different job or go back to school so she can.

    I make less than 40k a year and I couldn’t be more happy. I have everything I want and everything I need. I make my own happiness, No one else or no thing can do that for me. When people start to realize this is when they find true happiness.

    Betty, just because some one else “has” or “can” doesn’t have anything to do with why you “CAN’T”. That word should never be in your vocabulary or your mindset.

  2. Lesha Says:

    Glenn, I loved your reply back to Betty from FL. It was well said. I’m going to use this example to explain things to my employees who complain about the same thing. I have one or two who always “want more” or say “things just aren’t fair” and complain about how greedy the boss is. The boss worked hard to build his business and get to where he is today. He deserves to be greedy in certain ways. He hired us to do a job and expects us to do it well. Overall, he takes care of us the best he can without breaking the bank. Most of the time when those employees decide to leave us, they find out the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and beg to come back. I say be thankful you have a job in this day and time. Do want ever you need to do to be happy in your job and in your personal life.

  3. Russ Ramey Says:

    Could have used this reminder. Did three 30 day reviews yesterday. Two are progressing, third candidate had great resume, but skills on the ground are not adding up on the warehouse floor.
    Next 30 days will tell the tale. Glenn, seriously there are days when I don’t feel qualified myself. as you say work is not for sissies.

  4. Russ Ramey Says:

    Employees with entitlement mentality abound in the workaday world. The owner has everything on the line, they get paid LAST-Profits. As an owner, never expect the troops to understand your motivations and what moves you to plow your monies into their payroll producing entity. Never…

  5. medicalaccountsolutions Says:

    Agree 100%!!! Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Katherine Miller Says:

    Glenn, I think they should create a reality show around this topic. Since there are more workers than owners, it’s difficult for them to appreciate being the one responsible to make sure THEY get paid, have the heat/AC on, a vehicle to drive, or whatever tools are needed for their trade. I started at the bottom 35 years ago and in 5 years opened my own business. I will always remember my owner who said, “Growth is like climbing a mountain. The higher you go the more you can see!” Many of these complainers are at the bottom and therefore that’s all they can see. As I climbed my own mountain, many of the things I didn’t agree with (internally) I better appreciated because they were in place to benefit everyone involved.

  7. Virginia Fransiscus Says:

    I cannot tell you how much I agree with your response to today’s Ask Glenn question.
    It is beyond me why some employees think they are entitled to more simply because their boss makes more.
    I have worked for a few extremely successful business people in my career and have watched homes, cars, and anything else you could possibly imagine come and go. They earned it. It is their money and how they choose to spend it, as you put it, IS NONE of mine, or anyone else’s business.
    I have also found in working for these people, when you work hard it does pay off.
    Entitlement is not part of one’s benefit package.
    Additionally these “entitled employees” are toxic in the work environment, as they feel the need to share their opinion about the boss and his spending habits with anyone who will listen.

    Thank you so much for your weekly insights and comments. I respect your opinions quite a lot. Keep them coming!!

    Virginia Fransiscus

  8. Susan Pack Reents Says:

    Perfectly said!

  9. Tamie Says:

    The P.S. on this article was exactly what I needed to hear this week. I wish I had found the time to read this earlier in the week and I wouldn’t have been beating myself up as long as I have.

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