LustyTaurus 50M
12038 posts
5/18/2006 7:32 pm

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It seems like its getting more and more difficult to find people who really give a flying fuck. I'm going to use work as an example.

It used to be work was valued, and people took pride in what they did, whatever that was, and did it to the best of their ability.

It used to be that people had respect for their co-workers and generally worked as a team to make things work better.

It used to be that when someone called in sick, they were really sick, and wanted to make up the time when they got better...if not for themselves then to make sure the work that was entrusted to them got done.

It used to be that when a change in careers came along, the transition was smooth and respectful. I'm only 38 years old and I remember things being this way.

Now it seems like a lot people just don't show up for two or thre days, and then you find out they got a different job!!!...no friggin notice or even a phone call!!

Even a lot of the trades...the electricians, carpenters, plumbers, bricklayers..PROBABLY EVEN THE HOOKERS...don't do things and care the way they used to. Get in, get out, get your money.

I putting this here because I don't think blogland is representative of the regular world. We're all here blogging because we care about something and are trying to find answers.

What do you think of this? Am I wrong to be bothered by this? I have my issues, but caring about my work isn't one of them.

Now, how do I get my porn audition....



5/18/2006 8:22 pm

No it is bothersom.and I find if there like that with work.. there most likly a flake in real life.. I could be wrong.. I'm queen at playing hookie when the sun shines, But not if someone is really depending on me.. I might ask them if I can get away with it..lol

under the stars
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you choose what you comprehend.
read twice and be nice
every key stroke... has a heart beat

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:00 am:
we all have played hookie occasionally, but I don't owe anyone a living. It's a matter of respect and attitude

themisskrissy 58F
2302 posts
5/18/2006 8:23 pm

i agree.......we have a homemaker that is like that......she is supposed to do 4 hours a week here..... some weeks she doesn't show at all..
funny thing... i worked WITH her in a different business and she was always on time, reliable and a good worker.. i arranged the position here for her... and accomodated HER schedule.. now i have to replace her with i have no idea who! it is unacceptable.. and mother is HIGHLY particular about who comes into the house.. and the previous homemaker was a kleptomaniac..

good work ethics are getting harder to find for sure......

now the porn ....... send me your audition tape baby!!! i'll show oooops SHOP it around..

Virtue Alone Ennobles

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:01 am:
isn't it irritating as hell to put your neck on the line just to have it chopped off and pissed on??

HeartlessBitch69 48F

5/18/2006 9:14 pm

I am Bitching about my co-workers work ethic daily! In my work place if you call in 3 times in 3 months your terminated. But, if you have 2 call ins at the end of the three months one falls off. So the people I work with keep track and as soon as one falls off they call in. And if you were to keep track the call ins are always on Friday or Monday. Funny how people only get sick around the weekend. In 8 months I called in once.
It bothers me that the people I work with do not believe in team work. We take care of human beings! Just this week we had one come in to work not clock in and just drove off, no words to anyone, and today he was a no call no show, and would not return anyones calls.
I have no clue what has happened to peoples work ethics in the last few years. And yes it bugs the shit out of me!

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:03 am:
I knew this was a favotite MAJOR PSYCHOTIC HATRED of yours Heartless...lol...thanks for your feedback...

sexyariesgirl 59F

5/18/2006 9:21 pm

No you aren't wrong to be bothered by it. It's a fact! People (in general) just don't care anymore. They have no pride in their work or in other areas of their lives as well. I've preached this same sermon many times darlin!

Power To FOK

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:04 am:
Like I said, I have my issues definately, but I don't understand this complete shift in attitude towards work...like people are doing me a favor by showing up at all.

meerkittykat 43F

5/18/2006 9:47 pm

Lusty--oddly enough, work is one of the few things I take very seriously.

I was raised with a killer work ethic, and happened into a field where people depend on me. I can't flake out on these people because I don't feel like working. I can't have those silly office disputes because that affects my team's ability to help those people who are entrusted to us.

I am honestly perplexed at those people who don't have a sense of responsibility to their work...note, I'm not talking about people for whom work is their entire life, because I'd not do that. Balance is important. But why do something half-assed? I never got it.


LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:09 am:
I agree Meer...we work to live, not live to work...It would just be nice if people understood the value of contributing to society by doing the work that has been entrusted to them...and finding value and a sense of pride that goes with it.

happyladychat 49F
3740 posts
5/18/2006 10:24 pm

It's all about attitude. The world is changing so fast that most people nowadays just take a step back. Besides the media is not helping.... if money, success, power and beauty are attributes that are being magnified consistently.


No worries... just do within our means and we'll be fine. I gave up long ago about changing the world.

Make it your challenge.... turn me ON!!

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:11 am:
It used to be that we took value in what we did by doing it well...not specifically what we do...the banker, the lawyer, the carpenter and the bricklayer all held the same place of respect for being good at what they did instead of the title they held.

chasingfun27 39M
1108 posts
5/18/2006 11:33 pm

I turned up to work on Monday with the worst, most blatant, hangover the world has possibly seen. I probably shouldn't have bothered, as many workmates later told me. I'm not here to excuse my bad behaviour, but, as I said to my workmates; in the last two years: I've been sick, I've been burnt, I've been stung, I've strained my wrist and I've torn the ligaments in my ankle - not once have I taken sick leave. A hangover is no obstacle.

A current colleague is a blatant example of the slackness you are talking about. The most minor incident results in a lot of whinging and plenty of time off. When he's here it doesn't improve - we're all better off without his shit.

I've got no explanation, but yeah, people have no consideration for their employers, and fellow employees.

Sorry. Can't explain why.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:13 am:
It's interesting that this seems to be a widespread problem...and I know what you mean...there are about three peoiple where I work that during their "sick" time or vacations, they aren't even missed...because they're cruisin under the radar and not doing much of anything.

note to self: FIRE their asses on tuesday!!

lifeisablast333 55M

5/19/2006 12:00 am

lazy hookers.....OMG....what are we going to do, tell me you have a plan....LOL....the redneck

Really, dude, I hear you, it just seems like nobody gives a fuck...

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:14 am:
hahaha...a hooker who doesn't give a fuck is pretty useless inded...

curious082385 32F
4925 posts
5/19/2006 12:06 am

Oh boy, you hit a nerve with this one tonight....I'm not supposed to be at work tonight....here because of unreliable co-workers. It is frustrating to know that the "sick" employee is down hanging out with his friends at the club and there isn't anything I can do about it, because his supervisor is also his drinking buddy.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:15 am:
now that is justing fucking wrong...if I were you...I'd find a different job, come in to work, kick that supervisor square in the berries and leave. Corruption like that is a huge issue.

alphuctup 41M

5/19/2006 1:18 am

I think you're absolutely right and it's something that really gets my goat as well. I don't know if I'm doing my peers a disservice but I look around and I'm genuinely concerned for the future.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:16 am:
Something wil definately have to give before this downswing is over...it's unsustainable the way it is...and we're all going to suffer.

mycin62 56F

5/19/2006 2:13 am

Funny you should bring this up!! Just got out of work, co-worker called in sick for the ENTIRE week, so I went in, on my ONE day off this week. Where I work, having someone call in sick puts a strain on the whole department, we work 24/365, in a high stress environment. You get people being mandated to do double shifts all the time, they are tired and tired people make mistakes. In my job mistakes may mean the difference between life and death.

Sadly, I think part of the problem where I work is the sick leave policy. If you call out for one day it's an occurance, if you call out for 5 days in a row it's still one occurance. So what's the incentive to only call out for 1 day, why not take 5 and have it still be 1 occurence?

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:19 am:
I hear you loud and clear...it pisses me off enough when attitudes like that happen in convenience stores and fast food chains..but in professions like yours it is plain disturbing and scary.

libgemOH 57M/53F

5/19/2006 3:51 am

I think the difference is, that's work...this is play! And i could play ALL DAY LONG without any complaints at all!!! -B

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:19 am:
lolol...bad bad Lib...

RevJoseyWales 70M/67F
14393 posts
5/19/2006 5:25 am

Evidently a common problem these days on BOTH sides of the border. And I was gonna get my copy of South Park's Greates Hits and play "Blame Canada". I've sank about as low as I can get on the employment food chain. Doesn't matter, even though I look down on the job, I STILL take pride in the work that I do. It maybe a suck ass job, but I'm DAMNED good at it. Sadly, pride in one's efforts is becoming a lost value. Some of this I blame on employers for not treating their workers with care and respect. But even so, The individual should take pride in theirself and the work they do.

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:21 am:
that's part of the problem...there is no "suck-ass" jobs if our attitudes were right about work and the value of it whatever we do...no lawyer wants to take a shit on a dirty toilet.

ArgosPlumyKooky 46F
3902 posts
5/19/2006 6:21 am

good point things are headed downhill fast. .maybe all of this ease and technology and speedy fast paced environment has screwed the ethics. . .or was it tv? lol. . .who knows but i see it too. i even feel it myself, how to stay so committed if everyone else is partially putting out. . .

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:22 am:
I think there was a time when employers abused and used their people consistently...and that's wrong too...but now it is completely opposite.

smoothnjuicy4u 51F

5/19/2006 9:55 am

The world is going to the shits and it problay isnt going to get better. I have a very strong work ethic and it drives me crazy when people dont give their best. This is one thing I am not looking forward to when I return to the work force, it was bad enough when I did work . I can't imagen how bad it is now. Dont these people realize that their poor work habits can destroy a company, I saw it with one of the companies my husband worked for, poor quality, poor production led to them closing the plant.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:24 am:
I really don't think these people undewrstand the jeopardy they put others in when they do their job half assed...I wonder how many deaths are caused because a janitor in the hospital didn't do their job, and it resulted in an infection starting up

rm_teddybare426 60M
487 posts
5/19/2006 10:04 am

I think it's more to do with lack of respect.

For their work, for others, for anything.

And people wonder why jobs move overseas.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:27 am:
I think this is a particularly bad problem with the G8...

rm_gerson42 53M
2419 posts
5/19/2006 10:21 am

Great topic! First off, work hard and play hard is my motto. I believe in earning my keep if I'm workin for someone. On the other side, having been an employer, it can be difficult motivating people to care. Just showing up doesn't cut it. I've often wanted to post want ads stating, "....great co. to work for, thinking and caring necessary for postition." The best results I ever got for employees was to hire Mom's with kids in school. I found that when they were there, if you just let them do the work and offered flexibility, the results were the best.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:28 am:
I'm the same as you Gerson...I've been an employer and now I am an employee..but with a great deal of responsibility...I agree with your choice of employee, they have learned to care.

ohsodelicious 58F
1922 posts
5/19/2006 10:40 am

lusty{=} It is a sad state of affairs...I'm not sure how it all came about...or even why. Peoples attitudes have changed...I work with a woman that I'm never sure if she will show up on time...or even show up at all...if she doesn't show up...I'm stuck!! All I can do is call another co-worker and ask if they will split the shift...I will either be there 12hrs...sometimes 16hrs. It is a pisser!! There seems to be a prevalent attitude for 'passing the buck' too...the next guy, the next shift can get that work done...

I taught my son that whatever you put into life...jobs, etc. that is what you will get in return...take pride in what you do...no matter how menial and you will reap the benefits...he learned how true this was...when he was called for a job...but not the crew he was working with at the time...a great life lesson. I'm rambling...Later


LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:31 am:
thanks OhSo...You are teaching your son well..

rm_yukonpaul 52M
1120 posts
5/19/2006 1:08 pm

Since I work in the retail field, I see this all the time. Many people use retail as a transitional or temporary job, not as a career. Most are young. They probably think that they can get another job easily and sometimes that is true. But there are still many folks that do work hard and are considerate of their fellow coworkers. I work with both types.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:33 am:
many jobs are steppingstones to something better Paul...one of the great benefits of living in an industrialized democracy...but it can still be done with some respect...like staying for your shift, doing your job well and giving two weeks notice if you decide to leave.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:34 am:
oh yeah...good points and thanks!!...

SweetDarlinAngel 41F
2996 posts
5/19/2006 1:39 pm

I take great pride in my job and my abilites. I find that my greatest frustration lies in the "corporate mindset". If I have worked for a company for 60 hours a week for 7 straight months and then found myself ill, needing medical care and time off for 3 days, I should be able to take that time to get better. I should not be threatened with losing my job over it, likewise over the illness of a child. Many employers, feel that your position and your skills are replaceable, being out of work for more than one day for an illness shows lack of responsibility. I have actually been lectured on this fact by employers. On the other hand, the flu, bronchitis, chicken pox and many other illnesses usually take longer than 72 hours to circulate and leave your system without being a contagion to others. So it leaves me wonder, how many employers care about the effort of good employees and how many just want a seat filled with those willing to perform a half assed job in the first place. Why should I be willing to pour myself into a company that isn't willing to give even the slightest indication that myself or my fmaily matters in the least. I think this is where the "screw the job" attitude has come from for many employees. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten brave enough yet to adopt it myself yet. So I still run my nose to the grindstone for very little respect and recognition. Yea! Hard Workers! All we have is our pride and for now, that will just have to be enough.


LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:37 am:
I agree...employers may have been a major contributor to this mindset that's developed by abusing and using people...I just see the exact opposite now. Maybe sitting down and having a heart-to-heart with your employer will establish a little more trust and respect Darlin...obviously there are evil employers in the world too though...

rm_cru1972 46M
4407 posts
5/19/2006 3:14 pm

Unfortunately I see it everyday, In my plant we have a tremendous turnover rate. About 1 in 4 actually stays b/c the work I do is too demanding physically and mentally. I was hired almost ten years ago,with only four years of on the job experience ( they asked me too come back when I had more time in) once I told them that I had already had 12 years of experience then they wanted me to take a welding test, JUST FOR AN INTERVIEW! Now it seems as if you have a heartbeat and are breathing you are hired. It bothers me to no end when I show up an hour and a half early (YES it's for the o.t. pay) but I have to spend three hours REWORKING someone elses work b/c they didn't want to do it. OH and there are NO sick days where I work, or personal time or anything like that. We have vacation that's it I'm lucky that I get 15 days a year, AND I'LL BE DAMNED IF I USE ONE WHILE I'M SICK

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:40 am:
lol..that "hearbeat hiring" has got to end...we've done it too and lived to regret it...lol

HBowt2 60F

5/19/2006 4:09 pm

yep.....was brought up to believe that how well you did the job was an indication of the sort of person you are.....

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:40 am:
yeah..that's a big part of the point here HB..thanks!

multitasksextoy 60M  
3511 posts
5/19/2006 4:41 pm

It seems everyone what something for nothing,big pay for little work.Oh well back to "As the world turns".I believe that if it's worth doing it's worth doing right and hell have a little consideration for others.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:41 am:
It seems like a simple thing rawhide...ty

Kaliedascope61 43M
4084 posts
5/19/2006 7:21 pm

hey LT, I didn't read this!

but come play "I never" on nsaaddict

Everyone who is anyone is playing!

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:42 am:
lol...I'll check it out...

absolutelynormal 57F
6563 posts
5/19/2006 9:06 pm

I'd have to agree with ya LT. Mac

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:44 am:

tillerbabe 57F

5/19/2006 11:42 pm

I sgree.. I see it with the new recruits coming into the Fire Department.. they feel entitled, and they have very little life experience and many of them are whiney little bitches...more concerned with how they can sue the City with harrassment than getting down to business and pushing their limits to become better firefighters. It seems also that we have become a selfish world when some care more about money and how they can "get over" the system than the true work ethic that existed with our parents and grandparents. What happened to just doing the right thing?

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:50 am:
That observation of the entitlement mentality is definately true, like they're owed something for nothing. I gotta tell ya it is especially disturbing in fields like the one you are in Tiller...thanks for your thoughts on this..

EbonyHnk 38M

5/20/2006 12:41 am

Mediocrity - Thats all ! Slack ! Apathy ! - Inspire who you can by what you do ! Let the rest sleep.

Nice Blog ! Kudos

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:50 am:
Thanks Hnk...that's a good motto, to lead by example.

Nightguy_1961 56M
4866 posts
5/20/2006 12:47 am


I think it is a generational deal....my folks (and yours too, probably) tried to instill a work ethic into us...as we grew older, the seed they planted took root and we put forth a little pride in our work, that extra effort, that extra 10%...

But now....?

It's all about making that coin...making that paper...then getting the f*ck out and spending it asap. You can't fire a slacker nowadays...you'd have to tie them into the Lindbergh kidnapping before management would take notice because they're afraid of litigation...and the slackers know this.

So we put up with shoddy products, poor service, and customer indifference...

It's scary to think that this has even affect hookers...the world is going to hell in a bucket.....but wtf, at least I'll enjoy the ride

Just my viewpoint...

NG61...fading back into the shadows...

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 8:52 am:
and its a good viewpoint NG...the hookers are especially bothersome to me too..don't they appreciate the value of a "HARD" earned dollar???...LMAO

Fox4aKnight1 44F

5/20/2006 10:33 am

LT I think that we all forget. I think that people forget to laugh to love and so much more. We run to make sure thatt hings are just the way we want them and or need them. I belive that if we didn't "run" all the time and slowed down we might be happier. But then perhaps that is not the case. *shrug*


LustyTaurus 50M
21253 posts
5/20/2006 12:07 pm

I won't argue with that Fox...we need to know what is important for sure.

RevJoseyWales 70M/67F
14393 posts
5/20/2006 12:48 pm

Oh yeah, LT, there ARE suck ass jobs. And miserable bastard employers. But even if the job IS lousy, your employer an ungratful prick, a person should STILL do the job to the best of their abilities becausde of pride in theirselves. Half assed should NEVER ber acceptable to anyone. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

LustyTaurus replies on 5/20/2006 1:50 pm:
hahaha...OK, I'll admit some jobs are definately better than others...and I definately agee that the best way to make a bad job worse is to do it half-assed. Don't get me started on punk-ass-bitch emplyers now...LMAO...

waerlookin4fun 51M/47F

5/20/2006 11:32 pm

I care about my job and so does my husband. I'm a nurse/phlebotomist and once went to work (and I shouldn't have) so sick that my supervisor sent me to urgent care. It turned out I had pnuemonia and my blood oxygen level was at 80 percent...which is not good. I got an ass chewing and a note off work for two weeks. He works for the dept of corrections as a supervisor and he gets a lot of employees calling in sick just to mess with people. You're not wrong to be bothered by this at all.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/21/2006 12:14 am:
thanks for your input waer...and the support...

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
5/21/2006 9:00 am

I work in an organisation where co-workers do care and work hard and as a result we are successful. I am a co-founder and we were very clear about vision, values and relationships.

I am fortunate that this is so, but I did want to say that all has not slid into the mire of cynicism.


LustyTaurus replies on 5/21/2006 9:52 am:
thanks for that warm...we have had a hard time putting the right team together at work lately...

Whispersoftly5 53F
15176 posts
5/24/2006 8:19 am

Work ethics have for sure changed. I think we all need to be considerate of this, because it carries over into so many different aspects of our lives. I say continue to set a good example and you'll make a difference to some and they will do the same for others. Maybe we'll get back on the right page in time. That's the optimist in me speaking.


LustyTaurus replies on 5/27/2006 10:19 am:
there is a theory that moods and characteristics of generations tend to repeat and it swings back and forth like a penduluum...it is however something like an 80 year cycle. Theoretically the mood and characteristics of our generation/society now would be similar to that of a generation 80 years ago...so maybe circa 1926

a123rat 50M
1113 posts
5/24/2006 4:33 pm

Ain't it a shame. we are in our late 30's and the difference between our parents generation and our kids generation is unbelievable.
I'm doing my best to raise my children old school.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/27/2006 10:20 am:
yeah, me too...at least to make them have some sense of responsibility for their wrok and their actions.

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