It’s funny. The people I work for want me to stay. The people that work for me can’t wait for me to leave.
Ok, that’s not fair to myself. Some of them want me to stay, but some of them can’t wait for me to leave. Generally, the people that are happy I’m leaving are the people that had bad attitudes and bad work performance. It can’t be a coincidence.
And as I thought about it more, I have decided to admit the discrimination I have perpetrated for the past 5 years. I discriminate against people that do a bad job and have bad attitudes. It’s true, I can’t deny it. The people that have good attitudes, work hard, and do a good job are my favorites. Yes, I said “favorites.”
That really transfers to all aspects of my life. I do discriminate. But not on race, sex, age, or any of the rest of the Title 7 protected classes. I like people that are nice, smart, and ambitious. I don’t like people that are mean, dumb, or lazy.
The irony of the situation is that the people that don’t do a good job and have bad attitudes accuse me of “playing favorites.” Well, they’re right. I am playing favorites. And if they’d stop being nasty and performing poorly, they’d be one of my favorites, too. But the problem is, people like that can never admit that they could have anything to do with the problem.
It must be because I hate old people, hate women, whatever. It couldn’t be that they’re just a nasty person that does a lousy job. No one likes those people… it’s not just me. Their only friends are other people that are nasty and do a lousy job, or people that pretend to be their friends to avoid getting on their bad side.
I used to think I was a bad person if I thought more highly of a particular employee, for instance one that was positive and upbeat, learned fast, was flexible, and was a high performer. I finally realized that those people actually deserve better treatment. If the better perks are because the employee is a better employee, then it’s not “favoritism” it’s “reward and recognition.” Anyone could get the better treatment if they displayed the same charisma. That’s what makes it right.
It’s just like opportunity in America. It’s available to anyone with enough motivation, ambition, and the right attitude. People call it luck when someone is successful. It’s just like when someone claims “favoritism.” Well, if someone works harder, they deserve to get the kudos. It’s as it should be. Luck has nothing to do with it. Instead of complaining that everyone else is “lucky” maybe people should try to figure out how to be successful themself. I’m just saying.