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In work places why do the hardworking/dependable people are usually the ones to be let go and the lazy/attitude people are still there?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Nov. 20, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • Because the bosses are jealous of the dependable ones... generally speaking. They dont feel threatened by the lazy ones.

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 8:32 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • haha im just gonna take a pays attention to lazy/attitude people cause no one wants anything to do with them, so therefore, if the ones that are hard working gets all the praise and attentions, they are the ones the boss remembers and lets go/lay off.

    Answer by americansugar80 at 8:33 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Sometimes the person has more senioirity and has paid their dues in the past and they are retained as they have been there longer. That is probably the biggest reasons. Somtimes it seems that Peter principle works - people are promoted to their incompetence. so I think at times that bosses are threatened and dont want someone there who knows more than they do. but eventually business does poorly if that happens so it is not a good idea. Sometimes a person who is let go thinks they do everything right when they are a pain in the neck trying to tell others how to do their jobs. So sometimes they think that the lazy are retained, but those people may be more productive and not stir up things as much. Attitude is a big issue and no one likes the person who knows everything or thinks they do.

    Answer by Sweet_Carol_126 at 11:08 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Sometimes dependable and hard working people are rewarded and eventually end up at a higher bracket than the lazy ones that got mediocre increases. When we have to cut down and we look at the budget, we'll settle for mediocre :(

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • I was once on the ugly end of laying folks off. I was told folks are paid for what the job is worth and not what the person is worth. So in the decision we had to look at the worth of the job. Sometimes hard working people had jobs not worth keeping. Sad way of doing things.

    Answer by RidingPink at 10:11 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • When you find out, please let me know. I too would like to know the answer to this question.


    Answer by strongmom40 at 1:52 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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