Life at work (are work ethics dead?)

keep-calm-when-life-is-a-bitchWorking hard to be good professional career orientated person has become really hard, nearly impossible to keep a good perspective. Here’s why:

  1. Texting; since when is “texting in” sick permitted and acceptable? Hearing “I texted you I was going to be late”, as I am waiting to get in the front door of the office.
  2. Leaving early, coming in late, taking long lunches
  3. Hair appointments, massages, nails, etc.
  4. Kids schedules, taking the pets to the vet, have parent teacher conference, etc.
  5. Doctor appointment, dentist, eyes, etc.
  6. I am traveling this weekend, so I am leaving early on Friday

The list goes on, this is not normal.  And not acceptable!

Maybe I am jealous, that I can’t bring myself to “text” in sick, or maybe it is because I have to cover their time away, or maybe I was raised not to take advantage.

Maybe I was given a conscience and a work ethic!

I have two children in their 20’s now, I worked their years in school, and I never called in, never came in late, never scheduled an appointment during work hours.  Schools know that parents’ work, hair, nails, and massages came after work, and we did not text in sick.

Just imagine; working in a factory, 7am to 3pm shift and walking up to your supervisor “I have a hair appointment at 1pm today, could you get someone to run my press”.  Right, that is not going to happen ever, anywhere.

I am not sure why we have office hours, it really doesn’t matter, and who abides by them?


Thoughts of Sister Mae I



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Managing Director - Human Capital Europe and USA - My ability is to recognize ingrained assumptions and patterns of operation that aren’t productive, and offer practical, cost-effective and value-based solutions.

Posted on April 27, 2014, in HRMexplorer Blogs and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.


    This is so true and i am sorry to say it happens every where no matter what sort of business . If you say anything you are in the wrong and told things have moved on get used to it , that is very difficult to do when you where brought up in an age where you worked the hours stated on your contract and you did not question what you where told to do .
    Is team work a thing of the past? .

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