A group of fairly senior executives at work were having a private discussion about the Company's performance. One complained to another that Jane (hypothetical name) is not getting him timely information, the other responded "Jane doesn't know anything. She leaves at 5 everyday while the rest of us are still working our axses off". I was completely offended by that, even though it had nothing to do with me. First of all, the perception is that this mom leaves at 5 therefore she doesn't work as hard, meanwhile this particular group of men sit around all day, talk about fantasy football, baseball, etc. delaying to go home b/c they don't want to help their wives with the kids...Secondly, I almost wanted to stick my head out of my office and said to them "why don't you worry about doing your job instead worrying about what time Jane leaves. If her leaving early causes such a problem, why don't you just tell her to her face, instead of talking smack behind her back"...I stayed out of the situation and left at 5:30...so the name could have easily been substituted with my name. Would you have responded? What's your reaction to the situation?
It is called corporate culture. If the guy on top is a hang out and don't go home type, he will hire more of himself and so or. It isn't good for business, but that is how it happens. Learn everything you can from the job you are in. When you get a chance to move to a company that feels that if you can't get your work done by 5 or 5:30 that you must be wasting time where you will fit in better. That company will have a better bottom line and be in a position to compensate you for your contribution.
Answer by LoveMyDog at 1:15 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
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well i have a question....is there a way that you know her job performance vs. theirs? because your scenario sounds like it is based more on opinion/impression than facts.....so unless i knew without a doubt that 'jane' actually did as much or more work than they did, i wouldn't even form an opinion. if i knew for a fact that she did work harder, i would think negatively about the men but wouldn't say anything. what would be the point?
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