Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Case For and Against Striving

3 comments:

Carol said...

Hi, I like your article but it stops just when it got interesting. If you are a striver in a job share and your colleague is doing the minimum and you are mentally picking holes in their slap dash attempts and generally frustrating yourself, how do you let go and let yourself do the minimum also?

Marty Nemko said...

Never let another person's low standards bring you down. If you can't stomach doing quality work while your coworker besmirches it, should you tactfully call him or her on it, speak with your boss, and/or look for a transfer or position at another employer?

james said...

when i did short term contract work thru agencies, i gave about $2 more per hour than i was paid (by working slightly faster/better) than last person in my position or co-workers. this gave me an A1+ rating in agencies without letting my talents be exploited and getting raises were easier than if I was a corner cutting slacker or over acheiver...

Love your show, advice and barbara's opinions on air in san francisco...