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Getting some respect in the workplace

Saturday, June 30, 2007 in My Opinions and Rantings (Views: 6021)
A short blog on respect. Judge on the steak, not the sizzle...

One general rule it's taken me a while to learn about the working world is that in the long run, the stupid get rewarded. So what does this mean in english?

It seems that those who work the hardest usually are the ones who wind up buring themselves out and make a lateral move to the next job. It seems those who did the least, played the best political game, or otherwise seemed to disappear into the carpet are there in a prosperous sense years in the future.

It seems that the working world is more about the sizzle, not about the steak itself. People care less for the actual product of one's work than the flair in which it is provided.

For those who seem to rely more on that "sizzle", they all have a "built in" defense mechanism to make up for their lack of ability - be it finger pointing, showmanship, putting on a tap dance, or simple bamboozling.

For the record, the word "bamboozle" means:

bam·boo·zle [bam-boo-zuhl] verb, -zled, -zling. –verb (used with object)

1. to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink (often fol. by into): They bamboozled us into joining the club.

2. to perplex; mystify. –verb (used without object)

3. to practice trickery, deception, cozenage, or the like.


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