Very often we hear about employees embarking on strikes, demanding salary increment. In most cases, one cannot be sure if they even deserve such an increase.
It is not justifiable to demand an increase simply because the cost of your basic human needs has gone up. Did you, as an employee, forget that the situation affects your employer as well?
Employees should be productive at work so that their employers feel encouraged to increase their salaries without having engaged in controversial talks or strikes before a settlement can be reached. Unfair as it may sound, the truth is that many employees get paid to show up for work, not for being productive.
It has become the norm for most employees to spend more time chatting and engaging in social networks than working, and that affects production. Many employees who register for post-graduate courses do so with the intention of getting an increase from their employers and not necessarily to acquire new skills that will benefit their company.
Again, you still find a situation wherein a senior employee forever ignores or overlooks the innovative ideas of a junior employee who is hungrier and more committed, simply because the senior employee doesn't want to look inferior. This eventually cripples the self-esteem of the junior employee and the possibility of him/her progressing is therefore in crisis.
As a result, the employer is the one who suffers because creative ideas are being sacrificed. People must learn to love their jobs and commit to them because these jobs are the reason they are able to sustain themselves.
The only thing worse than having a job is not having one at all. In this country of high unemployment rate, be grateful that you have a job to do, because you are one of the lucky few.
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