So why do people still burn themselves out by working harder than ever?
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This is true. I worked 2nd shift. We always had to finish work from someone on the 1st or 3rd shift and whenever we get the work done, we were almost never credited. 2nd shift was a small team too so one guy had health issues leaving me to do the work most of the time. I busted my bu-t coming in early or staying late to get my work and someone else's work done. In the end, I was let go over a manager's mistake.
Re-orgs are Le droit du pays for failing management. They give the illusion of productivity. while removing all baseline for comparison. Re-orgs devolve quickly into layoff to prop up the numbers on the quarterly report. It is what it is.
Hyacinth would be appalled.
The most, unintentionally, expository thing a manager told me was: "To get promoted you must already be doing what you'll be expected to do after promotion!"
Hmm ... OK ... great! Thanks! I'll just keep doing what I'm doing now.
Hard work doesn't pay off anywhere. Its a fool's game. You fight for measly raises and bonuses, promotions that come with more work, and still end up on the chopping block at some point. Better off jumping ship after a couple years with some new skills and get better raises through lateral movement to another company.
It is all about making appearances, silly! Wise up!