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Old 01-09-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Come on down, sounds like you're set. If you move in between May - November I suggest you hire movers to unload your goods. Doing it yourself that time of year is pretty rough! Although... when we moved here..... I did it myself.... in July. LOL
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I understand your situation. I spent 10 years with a mutli-national company with headquarters in NYC. At one point I had to travel to our branch offices to supervise the installation and training on some new equipment everybody was getting. I was amazed at the slower pace of the other offices compared to NYC. Even Chicago was "slower" than I had anticipated. If you are going to be working on a team,
you may find your counterparts less willing to pick up the pace than you may expect.



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This is an issue when you are in a global group. We have teams in asia, europe, northeast and tampa. Our tampa team is the slower paced and i will be moving there for exactly the same reason.

My bossess up north will find it unacceptable for me to become a roman, they are actually looking for me to break the habit. I guess i will have to be the stand-out anf mis-fit for sometime until the romans change. I guess i'm caught between a rock and a hard place.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I agree. After all, don't we all work hard at our jobs? Don't we all give our best each day? Surely we do. However, I came with the "everything is a fire" attitude and found that if your counterparts are not working at a manic pace, you could be just spinning the wheels waiting for the rest to catch up. Then you are outstanding, sometimes not for the right reasons. It is just easier to adjust to the pace everyone else is at and do well.

This "work ethic" we speak of comes from Northern Europe. Protestant ideal.



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Maybe as trouble or a misfit as far as the other workers are concerned. Does that really matter. They dont sign your paycheck. Theres a big difference between being a martyr and a hard worker with good work ethics.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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When I moved from Seattle to Austin with my Fortune 500 company, things were done much slower. Thankfully I managed a lot of entry level people and it was easy to get most of them up to pace. There were still many who were slow. Part of managing people is recognizing their strengths and weaknesses and making it work for the organization as a whole.

My team was the most productive and the "Bee's Knees" on production reports. I was also blessed with seeing many of the people who worked for me move up the ladder. I was well regarded as a developer of resources.

There were several people who moved into positions like mine that came from NY, Chicago and Charlotte. The ones from Chicago and NY were very hard on their people and had a high rate of turn over, ultimately affecting their overall production and quality (new people are slow and make mistakes). The one person from Charlotte was too easy and laid back on her people.

It was fun... I miss managing teams. Now, I just push buttons all day.... which oddly.... pays more. Go figure.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: North East
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When I moved from Seattle to Austin with my Fortune 500 company, things were done much slower. Thankfully I managed a lot of entry level people and it was easy to get most of them up to pace. There were still many who were slow. Part of managing people is recognizing their strengths and weaknesses and making it work for the organization as a whole.

My team was the most productive and the "Bee's Knees" on production reports. I was also blessed with seeing many of the people who worked for me move up the ladder. I was well regarded as a developer of resources.

There were several people who moved into positions like mine that came from NY, Chicago and Charlotte. The ones from Chicago and NY were very hard on their people and had a high rate of turn over, ultimately affecting their overall production and quality (new people are slow and make mistakes). The one person from Charlotte was too easy and laid back on her people.

It was fun... I miss managing teams. Now, I just push buttons all day.... which oddly.... pays more. Go figure.
What do you do if you mind me asking.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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You couldnt have said anything more true than this. Wow, I wish you had posted this 6 years ago, just for me to read when i first moved down here. Would have saved me a lot of trouble. Very, Very true statement.

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A lot of times, the northern work ethic is found not acceptable here. When one comes into a place to work and acts like they are the best in the place because they have "Northern work ethic" it causes the co-workers to become unhappy with the person who is working out of the norms that have been set at that place of employment. Thus, the person with the "work ethic" is busy as a bee while the other workers are working at a slower pace. The person with the "work ethic" stands out as a trouble maker or mis-fit.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in the South of the U.S. do as the locals do.
There is no point in trying to stand out as a martyr.

If one does not feel fairly compensated for their work, they need to move on.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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It may not be true for every job out there, but in an office environment that is how it was. It was bad enough it was a "yankee". Dont come on down and shake the tree, instead adjust.




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You couldnt have said anything more true than this. Wow, I wish you had posted this 6 years ago, just for me to read when i first moved down here. Would have saved me a lot of trouble. Very, Very true statement.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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My bossess up north will find it unacceptable for me to become a roman, they are actually looking for me to break the habit. I guess i will have to be the stand-out anf mis-fit for sometime until the romans change. I guess i'm caught between a rock and a hard place.
While you very well may be different from everyone else, the problem is trying to get something done when everyone else is on island time. You really must walk a tight rope to keep from alienating your co-workers.

Good luck!
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: North East
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While you very well may be different from everyone else, the problem is trying to get something done when everyone else is on island time. You really must walk a tight rope to keep from alienating your co-workers.

Good luck!
What if you were the manager, would that change the way you handle things.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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What if you were the manager, would that change the way you handle things.
It's still a sticky situation depending upon the size of your company.

The last thing you want is all of your employees calling your human resources department in another state complaining about what a hard ass you are THEN the next thing you know, you are getting a call from your immediate supervisor.

I would be very upfront with whomever you answer to and let them know that you are going to probably cause waves.

I would change the way I handle things to the most effective way to manage my employees.

I would just be thankful I wasn't in Miami
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