Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Quick Hits 12

Sometimes I hear an utterance or catch a quick visual of something that sticks in my mind. As this sensory input rolls about in my head, several different outcomes are possible. It might be the case that after a moment of consideration, the input is deleted as uninteresting, trivial, or too much for me to deal with. However, another possible outcome is that the input keeps demanding my attention. It somehow wants me to wrestle with it and give it more than just a passing notice. In such cases, they can end up here, in my blog series called Quick Hits.

Many companies and organizations today are struggling financially. New hires are not made and the workforce is reduced. As a result there is a lot of slack to be picked up by everyone else. However, there are always a few folks who still take every last second of vacation time they are allowed, won't work a minute over 40 hours per week, and balk at taking on any additional work. What are your feelings regarding such folks? What are their responsibilities to the company, to their fellow workers, and to their families?

What do you think?