I honestly don’t know how to feel about this one.
On the one hand, ok, so your boss might take more sick days (which, depending on what it’s like when your boss is in the office, could be a desirable effect, as is implied here), as your boss will have a renewed faith/expectation in office productivity, even in their absence;
On the other hand, you aren’t getting paid any more for it. Your only incentive is less supervisory oversight, and the only purpose of heavy supervisory oversight is to “ensure” optimal productivity, which you’re now doing in your boss’ absence. If you mitigate their purpose in that aspect, you’re now incentivizing your boss for shirking their own responsibilities. Your best case scenario here is that your boss is able to take more time to themselves whilst you are working even harder for the same pay.
Conclusion: this is propaganda
@Berntley, You must be fun at parties.
@The Pocket Taco, I would be...if I ever got invited to any
But really, though. Am I wrong?
@Berntley, I think you’re overthinking it. The goal is you train your boss to be gone more often to the point where it’s commonplace, then you enjoy the reduced scrutiny to rob the place blind
@TR8R, Sounds like a pretty long game that leaves you pretty well implicated
@Berntley, how? “Oh yeah this guy started doing more work and hitting his assigned goals! Yep definitely guilty” 😂
@TR8R, I guess it depends on what you mean by robbery, because I’m pretty much picturing these two dudes making off with office computers, copier, and all that shît.
@Berntley, I would be worried about a higher up seeing the pattern and deciding the boss is an ineffective leader so they need to be replaced with someone who might be worse
@Berntley, this has legitimately happened at the place I work and it’s sucks. Well done for seeing behind the curtain!
@I am bacon man, ideally, it would lead to one of the harder workers being promoted to such a position, but historically, that doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, in my experience, the harder working of the lower level employees can often doom themselves to never move up into a supervisory position, because the discrepancy in the workload means they would be paying you more money, but ultimately getting less done, or poorer results. That, or they’d have to hire more than one person in your place, thus losing money.
@Mr L, Gotta keep an open mind and look at shît from all angles
@Berntley, for me if doesnt have anything to do with working less. I'm just more comfortable when they aren't there.
Oh and sometimes you can do other things that dont hurt your productivity, but the boss wouldn't want you to. Listening to your true crime podcast for example.
@TomPholio, I get you. And like I said, it depends on your work environment. Personally, I work in a very open, very low oversight environment. I see my boss and almost anyone else I work with once a week, most weeks, and I’m allowed to make and change my own schedule. I’m also lucky enough to be in one of those rare positions where what I get paid is directly proportional to how much I produce for my company. Therefore, the harder I work, the more I make, and the more my boss makes, so we’re both happy.
@Berntley, your a good person, mad respect for saying what’s on your mind. It’s nice seeing a different perspective in this ty.
@Dominicant, Uhh, thanks. Of all the out there shît I’ve said on this app, this has gotten one of the most interesting responses, haha.
@Berntley, the company's idea behind promoting you for being the best and most efficient, is so then you can make others like you. You can overall have a positive impact on the lower workers making them more efficient etc. That's my 2 cents anyway.
@Jipz, I know that’s the ideal, but that’s not often how it works, in my experience. If you’re the kind of worker who really busts your ass, so much so that they’d miss your efforts on the ground level if they reward you for it, what’s likely going to happen is an offer for a slight bump. Shift manager or team lead. Minuscule raise to separate you from the pack, and then when you accept, you’re stuck having to do the same job, but with extra duties, and they act like they own you. Suddenly your schedule is more erratic and non-negotiable, you’re doing supervisory and ground level work, and when it comes down to it, and you can’t keep up, you get sent back to the pit, lose the raise, but they keep their expectations, because they’ve already seen you kill yourself for your job. This isn’t something that happens everywhere, all the time, but it’s a very familiar sight.
Joel is that you?