Companies own a lot of assets like buildings, offices, vehicles, manufacturing plants, etc. But its biggest asset is its human resource, its employees. They are the basic foundation the company gets built upon. Without the effort all employees of the company put in, there is no other way for it to become profitable or flourish among other blue chip companies. This means every boss, manager, or leader has to respect her employees. And that can be done in many ways such as by giving them promotions for doing good work, quarterly appraisals based on performance, providing them with monetary as well as fringe benefits, and above all telling them they are doing a good job. This will allow employees to stay motivated and discover the new potential within themselves they previously didn’t know they could operate at.
In today’s story, we have a bad boss who does not acknowledge the efforts of his pivotal employee. OP is a worker who always gives everything to whatever he sets his mind to. In the company he works at, he is required to work 40 hours per week and he tries to do as much work as possible in this timeframe and does not take a day off unless there is an emergency or someone has died in the family. OP puts in a such effort so he doesn’t have to work overtime at all as he doesn’t like the idea of it.
One time the company needed employees to work double shifts and the boss called OP to make him work extra as well. The only issue was OP’s contract said they will only work overtime at will and no one can make them do it. The conversation resulted in the boss calling OP a “quiet quitter” which means his working his required amount of hours per week was declared him putting less effort.
After trying his best, the boss could not make OP say he is willing to work overtime and they couldn’t force him to work extra shifts, so the whole conversation resulted in a major failure.
1. OP is an employee who says they do their job very consistently and always show up to work and complete it within time so they don’t have to work extra shifts.
OP doesn’t prefer working extra shifts either.
2. The company made a mistake and now they are seeking double shifts from employees. To have a discussion on this topic, I am guessing, OP got called by his boss to the office.
3. The boss then finally started on the topic of “quiet quitting”. And OP questioned what it has to do with him.
4. The boss was indirectly trying to tell OP that he has to work more shifts but according to his union contract, no one could force him to put in extra hours.
5. They couldn’t muster up the energy to tell him to work extra hours. And OP just left the office after having an extremely non-productive meeting with his boss.
Here are some of the comments shared on the story:
6. I think that’s what they wanted to do.
7. Working 40 hours a week is OP’s job requirement. No one can refer to it as “quiet quitting”.
We all know times are tough. The world is sailing at speed toward a global recession. During this period, I would never volunteer to work extra for my company, that too for free, so they can make more money. I am sorry, you either pay me for it or don’t make such union contracts in the first place that clearly state I will only work overtime at my will.
This was a silly mistake by the company if you ask me that has now come to bite them.
8. They terribly failed at doing that.
9. So unfair to an employee who puts in all the required effort and the hours and still gets called out for “working less”.
10. That’s what everyone thought.
11. Unions are so brilliant.
12. They made the contract, not OP.
13. The boss was only seeking his own benefit.
14. Whoever created this term for whatever reason, this boss did not use it in the right context…at all.
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