Whatever happened to taking pride in one's work?

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    I swear that no matter what the field, it's becoming increasingly rare to find people that actually take pride in a job well done. Since I've been a homeowner I've hired people for a variety of projects. And without exception, I could have done the job better myself if I had the time... AND IT'S NOT MY LINE OF WORK! I guarantee you that nobody that isn't in my line of work could do my job better than me, so what the heck is wrong with these people. But it's not only there either. Even at work I'm constantly finding really careless errors in other people's work. And when you show them, they still don't give a fuck.

    I really really don't get it.
     
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    It's a liberal conspiracy brother... work ethic is gone. We're all equal. No job is better or worse done than another. Their all the same. Get used to it.

    The days of winners and losers are gone.

    Socialism. Isn't that what you voted for?
     
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    you could be my twin...and I don't think it is as recent as you think, because I felt and thought the same thing over 5 years ago when I did work...and nothing is more aggravating then working with people who really don't give a crap...while you give it your all...for the sake of the Company doing well and pride in yourself, or self gratification with your own pat yourself on the backs when you know you really achieved something, something pretty darn good.

    You could be showing signs of being a work-a-holic (sp?)....which, in hindsite, that may have been what drove the 'perfection" I always strived for...? or because I strived for perfection and giving my all, so that is why I became a work a holic? Who kknows??? hahahahaha! but........Just a heads up on that....

    And it could be a full time job, just trying to get things done right by the people or businesses you hired and paid to do... and complete a job....or by every credit card company that was trying to screw you, or to get your insurance company to pay the hospital or to get the plumber to come back and fix the leak they said they fixed etc etc etc etc....

    It's just horrible, I feel like matt and I are getting shorted left and right and we could hire an assistant that could have a full time job, helping us correct all the WRONGS that have been done to us. :(

    care
     
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    Every time someone takes pride in who they are and what they do, too many people rant and rave about it ... just saying.
     
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    And that's the problem.... born and bred by the liberals.
     
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    Rant and rave in a negative way kitten?
     
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    On your home did you hire the cheapest labor or the best you could find? Just curious.

    Reckless and careless on job I think is very common. Not saying it is okay just saying it is common. My daughter-in-law and I discussed banking here while back (she's a banker) She said now days all the hiring done requires a degree. It does not matter what kind of degree just as long as the person has a degree. I told her about the bank's accountant testifying to his, "guessing" and the other banker testifying to his, "guesstimating". She started laughing and asked how can anyone get a 3 when adding 2+2. Accounting seemed pretty standard to her. I told her yeah me to.

    I look back at being covered with chemicals due to this moron's ignorance and it pisses me off to think that some dumb shit could be hired to go around the country and tell other people how to do something when they have no fucking clue as to what they are doing. Then I think about the corporate policies that lead to these types of situations and it all fits into place.

    Palerider said it already, I'll add welcome to "socialism".

    I walked out of contracting for the state in 1996 and did not look to go back. Why should I. It was a thankless job of keeping other people working only to be charged more and more each year by insurance companies and the government for my efforts and headaches.

    Contractors in the private sector do not always get paid for their work. They are stripped by every entity out there from all sides. They are expected to take anyone and everyone's shit along the way or else. The good ones usually find a nice place to retire to and say screw the rat race. Or they become as corrupt as the rest of the business world to survive. If they refuse they will be most generally blacklisted.

    How can you expect responsibility, pride and work ethics when the schools and media have taught everyone for years to just seek that almighty dollar and nothing more counts? When a society allows and promotes make a buck no matter what the cost to another is what can anyone really expect? If a society allows the big scam artist to get away with millions/billions of dollars of other people money, property and hard work what incentive is there to try and do your best or teach another to do their best? If the government assist in outright theft of another person's labors why should the upcoming generation care?

    Apathy abounds in a society that refuses to protect those with integrity and it allows corruption to flourish.
     
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    Really? It's the liberals attacking Pride Day/Parade?
     
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    What the hell does a bunch of sexual psychotics dancing in the street have to do with work ethics and doing a good job when you are being paid for it?
     
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    No liberal conspiracy. It's the way people are taught to work. I hate for anyone I work with to do better work than me. I am competitive as hell. I've wondered for years where I picked up the habit of trying to be better than and always outwork the next person, then it hit me. Shelling beans. My grandmother had a garden and every summer I went to visit, we would be shelling. Even though she would always act like she wasn't paying attention, she would always have a full bowl when I was halfway through no matter how hard I tried. We have good laughs about it now...she finally admit it.
     

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