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Old 04-21-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Is incompetence rewarded too often?

I don't want to make this into a liberal/conservative topic, but does anyone notice how incompetent people are rewarded too often. For example, someone cannot pull their weight at work so someone else steps in and helps them. As a result, the incompetent person gets to keep their job and the competent person that helps gets nothing in return except more work to do because he or she does excellent work. I am sick of watching incompetent people "move up" and the people that bust their butt stay where they are because the incompetent person kisses the right a$$ and says the right things.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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I don't want to make this into a liberal/conservative topic, but does anyone notice how incompetent people are rewarded too often. For example, someone cannot pull their weight at work so someone else steps in and helps them. As a result, the incompetent person gets to keep their job and the competent person that helps gets nothing in return except more work to do because he or she does excellent work. I am sick of watching incompetent people "move up" and the people that bust their butt stay where they are because the incompetent person kisses the right a$$ and says the right things.

You definitely don't want to work for the Government!

I should write a book - Beyond The Peter Principle.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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You definitely don't want to work for the Government!

I should write a book - Beyond The Peter Principle.

And being witnessed now in the nation's highest government position. Yes, the Peter Principle alive and well!


http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/..._principl.html
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: hinesburg, vt
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Unfortunately this is very true and I have witnessed it in every job I have held over the last 32 years, both public and private sector.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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This is one argument for the adoption of civil service exams for promotion, rather than insider recommendations. Civil service exams at least have the advantage of being objective in terms of scoring.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Is incompetence rewarded too often?

It's definitely not punished often enough.

Peter Principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/skoro52/20061212-bushrushbill1.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: um....guess
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I work w/someone whose daughter is, shall we say problematic? This kid has serious issues, really should be on medication, constantly causes scenes at school. Therefore, my co-worker is ALWAYS leaving work or simply not coming in because of her kid. At least once a week she calls in sick, at least. And guess what? I have to pick up her slack. Another example of how people who have kids are coddled. This woman would've been fired in the private sector.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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we will always reward the worthless. I say we thin them out.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Thanks for all the responses. I would agree with the tests but I know some of these worthless people would score better than me on a test yet still be worthless at their job. It is a no win situation.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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This is one argument for the adoption of civil service exams for promotion, rather than insider recommendations. Civil service exams at least have the advantage of being objective in terms of scoring.
This is one argument for the adoption of civil service exams for promotion, rather than insider recommendations. Civil service exams at least have the appearance of being objective in terms of scoring.
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