I hate this gimmick which is usually exclusive to radio shows and car dealerships. However, today in the company meeting I found out that I was honored with an ‘award’ …which was a chance to win $1000. One person in every office was nominated and we have about 20 offices.
The expected value is $50. Seriously, I’m supposed to be excited and motivated about $50?
It has no name, no award, nothing to distinguish it. Nothing I can ‘put on a resume’ so to speak. I mean, c’mon. Call it something lame like a ‘high five award’ or something.
I appreciate the honor. I really do. However, if you are going to be a skinflint, just give me a damn award. Print it off the printer and don’t even bother framing it. I’ll take an award and be happy about it! Don’t say you don’t know how to do that because you have done it for me 3 times previously. Remember the time I pretty much landed that $500,000 contract by myself because the salesperson quit? The salesperson would have gotten $50,000 for that so I can understand you not giving me a dime or even framing it…but you COULD have at least made sure the ink was full before you printed it.
Please, please please knock it off with the attempts at motivation without spending money. Everyone knows what you are doing, it’s not working and you look foolish.
I love my job. I really do. This is the best job I have ever had and the work I do is wonderful. No sarcasm - I love my job.
Too bad the company sucks. Oh well, would rather have it this way then the other way around.