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ON: Very shocked with how incompetent and entitled workers are...anyone else going through this as well?

Posted 10-17-2017 at 10:39 PM by Blondebaerde

Originally Posted by thevoicewithin View Post
As some of you may know from my previous post, I was promoted to branch manager for a bank months back. I went in with a very optimistic view until...

...Why would I keep you at my branch when you can't even do something as basic as open up your email, do a transaction or follow a simple direction or show up on time?

Is anyone else going through this? There is just no work ethic. I am not even 30 and already worried about people who are older than me.

(Please read the above in its entirety, OP supplies a detailed account of how exhausting it is to deal with incompetence day-in/day-out.)

Any wonder then that highly intelligent people only want to deal with similar? I lose touch of how the world works, because I work with 95%+ IQ crowd pretty much exclusively.

Dumb bunny behavior like OP describes simply does not occur, at least with consistency, in the $150K+ senior-to-principal crowd. Obviously not at an executive level. When it does occur, it is remarked upon after the second or third time at-most. Coaching is expected to be listened to and applied, immediately. If it isn't, you're marked down. High performance and professionalism are required at all times. Repeated lack of decorum, whining and complaining about others as root-cause of your own dumb-bunny performance, etc. will result in your being drummed out of the firm. I've seen it happen any number of times, good riddance to bad rubbish.

Welcome to median-IQ behaviors, the norm not the exception. Good luck training them out of that. The more you can pay, the more top-talent you'll attract, and the fewer ghetto, downright stupid behaviors you'll see. OP is a leader, more than a manager, and probably a standard deviation more intelligent than his nearest staffer. Of course they'll resent him.

I'd replace everyone with the best I could afford over the course of several years via performance evaluations, top-grading, other strategies to bring the organization up a higher level of performance. Would definitely take awhile, to ensure continuity of business.

I think OP's post also illustrates why Communism never works: low performance becomes the bar, no motivation whatsoever to be high performance in anything you do.
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