Friday, November 5, 2010

What doesn't kill you...

You've heard the cliche before: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Those are wise words to live by. It turns out there is scientific evidence for the adage.

The saying is equally applicable as a workplace lesson as well as a life adage. If you make work too nice and easy for your employees, they go all soft and don't become strong, resilient employees. There has to be a constant challenge of workload, work hours, incongruous tasks, and untenable schedules. Life throws hard curveballs, so there's no reason work shouldn't either. I pile on as much work and difficult work as I can on to all my employees (while paying them as little as possible). Posing this challenge makes them stronger and better able to handle future tasks that come their way. I look at it as my benevolent way of training them.

Besides, if they can't hack it, you weed them out. You didn't need the weak-ass pansies anyhow.

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Joseph M. Scandura, incompetent moron, idiot, pompous, stupid, failure, asshole, arrogant, bullshit, micromanager of the year, technologically clueless, ignorant, condescending, senile, dementia