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Mar. 9th, 2007

The job interview at the casino went something like this:

"So, Rob, how well can you work with employees who've been with the company for 30 years, who have no more motivation whatsoever and are only still working here because it pays good and we can't fire them without a fat compensation cheque?"
- "I must say that so far I've been in the priviledged position to only work with motivated people who like their jobs, so to be honest: I wouldn't know."
"Well, I fear that my description fits about 80 percent of our staff."

And things went downhill from there.

After that, I went over to vent some steam at the Hillywood Mansion of pegla, skunktaur, hackrabbit and clsa. After two hours of Guitar Hero II, most of my frustration was gone, then I was fed and I was happy again.

And now, I'm back home, making a distilled version of my resume (turning 3 pages into 1) so I can take a few copies along with me to the National Career Fair in Amsterdam tomorrow. And on tuesday, it's T-Mobile selection day. Then on thursday, my appointment at the unemployment agency to apply for welfare. Mom, please win big in the lottery tomorrow.


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Mar. 9th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
Seriously! Would you want to work at a place where 80 per cent of your co-workers didn't give a damn about their job?

I've ended the interview early in situations like that. "Thanks so much for having me, but I think your time would be better spent finding someone else."
Mar. 10th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
Uhm, maybe that attitude is why they're not motivated.
Has he tried complimenting them for doing good work now and then, or even thanking them? I find those manners sorely lacking in most managers and the like, and personally I find a little positive affirmation can do a lot.
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