Job ethics, do you have any?

September 27, 2015 9:24pm CST
I just had to bring this out....I mean really? It's like everyone feels 'entitled' so no one has pride in their job, their work. I grew up with the old adage that you took pride in what you did and you did it right.....didn't matter if it was digging ditches or what...you did your best. So, what do you think happened?
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@Bluedoll (17044)
• Canada
28 Sep 15
I'm not sure? Perhaps people got confused about what is important or discouraged with job satisfaction?
29 Sep 15
I don't know...honestly I believe it's because it's not taught to our children anymore. Unfortunately most parents don't teach the basics at home any more, and they surely don't,or aren't allowed to teach it in school. So our children grow up either floundering in the world of employment or they work minimum wage jobs and think it's ok to be late, insubordinate, etc., because they believe there's always another job around the corner.... what say you?
@Bluedoll (17044)
• Canada
29 Sep 15
@happytails I have to say that I am not impressed with an employers market. There was more pride in workmanship when people could actually find jobs. In the west, when the economy took a downturn, jobs became difficult to find and unemployment had an impact also on all jobs. People had to work harder for less afraid to loose their present job. Many jobs became sweet shops without hope of advancement. Though there are always exceptions, I think the job slave market trend caused an overall attitude change. - only used strong words to drive home a point.
29 Sep 15
@Bluedoll Oh no I think you are right, I believe that also plays a huge part in it as well. It's the other side of the coin. Employers don't care about employees like they used too. They don't treat them with respect, so it creates a vicious circle.
@Asylum (46767)
• Manchester, England
1 Oct 15
This was something that I always felt strongly about during my working life. As far as I was concerned I was employed by a company and therefore it was my responsibility to try to ensure that the company flourished. When I retired last year they had difficulty in employing someone to take over the role because I had adopted many duties that were necessary but nobody was doing. I absolutely hate the attitude of "Not my Job" which we hear so often.
11 Nov 15
@Asylum Boy did you nail it!! I have heard that many times, "Not my job man" and I'm thinking...of course it is. I agree...I have always made sure I do my very best. I want the company to flourish because with that comes job security. But people now don't think that way at all. A shame...
@Asylum (46767)
• Manchester, England
11 Nov 15
@happytails Exactly, yet people keep complaining about their wages not being adequate. It does not seem to occur to them that a more profitable business is more likely to offer higher wages.
11 Nov 15
@Asylum I know and the biggest thing is they don't even think about the fact that to get paid those wages you must do the job and do it right.