Pat on the back doesn’t pay the bills.

Below is my expression when I would do well at my jobs, and was never rewarded with cash.

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I am one of those people who is incredibly driven, independent, and competitive. Anything you can do I can do better. Seriously. Unfortunately, I can also become the employee from hell LOL. I remember I worked at Ulta for one month when I was 17, and then was fired. I really didn’t give a fuck. Why? The pay was shitty, the discount sucked, and I hated facing. Oh, and they wanted us to get people to sign up for this shitty fashion magazine, in addition to their rewards program with absolutely no monetary gain. You want to motivate people? Pay them.

I worked for an agency. I was hands down one of the most creative people there. I got shit done. I got shit done quick. I was able to get clients on some pretty cool blogs. You think I got a raise? Nope. I quit. Caio!

I’ve worked for people who wrote nasty emails about how I was stupid; they made me cry, they cut like a knife, but you know what fuck them. They were in debt, and hated themselves, so naturally they took it out on someone else. I admit to being a dingbat at times, but I am far from dumb. Nasty comments have only made me stronger. You want to call me dumb? Go ahead. Have fun. TWAT!

I’ve worked around people who are lazy, uncreative, and have no major goals. They make you so depressed after a while. Its like they gave up on life, and the highlight of their year is when Starbucks puts out the holiday drinks.

All of these companies had one thing in common, they failed to realize a pat on the back doesnt pay the bills. If you want to keep a team of MVP’s you have to pay them, and reward them.




Dealing with them

They are the people you get to spend a substantial amount of your time with and you should enjoy conversing with them because you are a team, and one that works well together keeps the ship sailing smoothly,but what happens when you don’t get along with them? Life sucks that’s what. In case you haven’t caught on yet, I am referring to co-workers.

There was a time when I disliked most of mine. I was in an environment that made me feel miserable, angry and annoyed. I was working with people who could not stand me and I could not stand them.

Part of life is learning to get along with people you don’t really like, and working with people who make you want to pull your hair out. This is very true, but if you do not enjoy what you are doing then I suggest you leave.

I left one of my jobs because I was tired of doing stuff I did not want to do, and working with people that made me want to bang my head against the wall. For me personally, I excel professionally when I work with people I enjoy especially ones who know how to laugh.

Tell me about a job environment you couldn’t stand!