give credit to whom it is due
May 23, 2011 12:06am CST
I am the type of person, who knows how to give credit to whom it is due. I don't want to be credited for a job well done, that was done by others, like a brilliant idea for a marketing strategy etc. My conscience will surely bother me if i own up a good idea originally thought of by somebody. I would outright refute the credit if it is not really mine, and mention the name of the one who really thought of it. Are you the same as me too?
2 people like this
• Delhi, India
23 May 11
I won't take credit for those tasks which I have not performed, however, I feel elated if I am acknowledged and rewarded for the tasks performed by me. I would rather appreciate and encourage the person, who accomplish his/her tasks with dedication and sincerity.
2 Jun 11
I too am your type of person. I do not like to take the credit of a work performed by another person. Nor do, I like my work's credit being taken or attempted to be taken by another person. I fully agree with you on your views. It is against natural justice as well as conscience. Regards
28 May 11
Yeah, I guess so. I don't want to be praised because the job that I have done was completely successful where the truth was it was my office mate's idea that it was done successfully. Although it was a team effort, I don't want it that it was only who was being praised or commended, I shared it with those concerned.
30 May 11
Whenever it is a group credit, it is nice to mention who made the most credit for the team and of course, thank everybody for the effort in implementing or completing it. That way, everybody is happy most specially the most that did the thinking.
26 May 11
That's very true. Giving credit to whom it is due, gives the credited person, a boost of morale. This encourages him/her more to do better. That's how i feel if they acknowledge that the credit is mine. I feel so more enthused in excelling more in my tasks. But when i am by passed, it will hurt me so much that i would think of resigning.
24 May 11
You'd be surprised that in the corporate world, there really exists some people who don't have any problems claiming credit for jobs they don't do. The way they see it, the people around them are just doing their jobs, and for them to 'lead' (which means take credit). I had a big problem with this when I worked in a big company. Which I found a big hindrance to my upward mobility.
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 May 11
Like you, I will not take credit if I did not earn it. People deserve the credit that is due to them, when it is well earned. It is only right to do so. It is also respectful to do so. It is unfair to take credit, if you haven't earned it. I just feel guilty if I take credit for something that I didn't do or rightfully earn.
23 May 11
hello simplyd, Yes,i can't bear to accept a credit/praise which is not mine. I remember when i was the first in our team who disposed and sold out tickets for a concert,and our marketing manager approached me and gives me commendation. I said No,i just did my best and it's the people behind (supporters)that deserves the honors and not me. I know when to accept my honor,and i also knows when to share it with people who are more deserving than me. have a great day
• United States
23 May 11
I am also the same way. If I did not come up with an idea or if I am not the one that did the work I don't want people to think I did. It is not fair to the person who really deserves the credit. It will make them feel bad for all their hard work. It might get them angry or bitter. I wouldn't want anyone to do that to me so I don't do it to anyone else!
23 May 11
What good does it give you, if someone gives you credit, when all along you know that it's someone's and vice versa. It's even worse because you know that you will create an enemy if you do that. The motto, Do unto others as you would like others do unto you applies here.