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Why honesty, hard work and dedication have no place at work?

Recently I have overlooked for a project at work and I am unable to accept it why? I am hard working, dedicated, maintain a very professional decorum, very cordial with my colleagues and bosses, give respect to one and all. Still people who take the p***, argue with managers, gossip mongers have been selected for some very responsible positions at work. I seriously can't get my head around it why, why unprofessional people who have no work ethics being selected over me, whereas I have a track record of excellent performance and never shy away from any work my manager ask me to do? I am at my lowest point and not getting hold of my manager to ask the question why not me, why them who can't even bother? I am feeling like a complete loser, giving years to this place, building my performance, trust and this is how I get rewarded. Why my life is so shit, anything I wish for turns to dust?

Asked By: network7 - 11/6/2012
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You have to understand no matter how bad you're getting treated at work you should not quit! Don't quit your job! Just tough and wait it out with your hard work and dedication you'll get a higher pay or promotion if you get both you are truly blessed.
Answered By: Jojo - 11/6/2012
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unfourtunatly business decisions today have very little to do with performance. people who do their jobs and dont rock the boat get ignored while the useless schmoozers convince everyone above them that they are wonderful and take credit for the work of those like yourself. with all the managers being hired out of... More
Answered By: C B - 9/12/2013
 
There is no upward mobility based on merit (sorry to shatter your illusion, but work isn't some noble fairy tale). This is because hard work and dedication are rather difficult to reasonably measure (or observe to even measure). Want to get promoted? Then play the role of the visibly successful and portray an air of... More
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Answered By: john - 9/14/2013
 
Your English is terrible. Fix it!!
Answered By: Thomas - 9/23/2013
 
Your writing is very difficult to read, and if you speak the way you write, it might be very difficult for others to understand what you say, too. Managers have very little time to try to understand what someone is writing, if it is not very clear, short in length, and comes directly to the point --- all the time... More
Answered By: CW - 9/24/2013
 
I love how everyone just sits here and says "Your english is bad... More
Answered By: Astro - 9/30/2013
 
I agree with several of the other commentators. Your English is bad, to the point that I have trouble understanding what you are saying and yes it does matter, especially if people don't understand what you are saying/writing. You should consider taking a Logic course in college, taking a college business writing or... More
Answered By: Suzanne L. - 10/8/2013
 
Well I like what you have said and it makes pefect sense. I have been with the same co for 17yrs, I work hard, however, the person they promoted has a degree, but not in this field!! Needless, to say, he knows nothing of what is going on and gets by with doing NOTHING!!! So, I do understand exactly what you are saying... More
Answered By: Susan - 10/30/2013
 
I can understand but to are saying and what is your pain. But Remember "God see the truth but waits" when you have to live on own terms,rules you can make your self happy not others.
Answered By: Kamaljeet - 10/31/2013
 
In the US and UK it has all come down to who generates the most revenue. The current business culture is 'anything for a buck.' If the can hire someone who is willing to be in office ten to fourteen hours a day, and be constantly thinking about work at all other times, despite the indecency of it, that's who they... More
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Answered By: John - 11/1/2013
 
I think the qualities you say you have are more suited for an entrepreneur than for someone working in a politicized corporate environment. My two cents: Learn everything you can and then start your own business. Pay yourself more than your bosses salary.
Answered By: John E - 11/12/2013
 
The description of your concerns, issues and apparent difficulty in adequately communicating your desires and concerns to management sound like me 20-25 years ago. At 52, I learned I had Autism (ASD). Key symptoms include socialization difficulty, trust issues, seeing world in B&W (right or wrong; no in between or gray... More
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Answered By: Michele Newman - 11/24/2013
 
This subject is more prominent then you know. My previous (two weeks old) employer had an office staff that ran amock with the office mgr involved and he 'let me go' with no reason- just a private meeting w/the office mgr -without my inclusion of course. I had enough of her bullying me and told her that I knew she did... More
Answered By: E. - 11/25/2013
 
Favoritism plays a big role in many companies unfortunately . I worked at a University where I was really shocked at just how bad it is. I worked in an office of women. Half the office was in a buddy clique with the assistant manager who basically ran the place. The rest of us had not done anything negative to her but... More
Answered By: carole - 11/28/2013
 
What I don't understand is how there is such a HUGE amount of people out there that feel this way but the numbers always stay the same. Nothing changes. I don't expect job managers to just start treating people who work hard better. My surprise is why these great performers continuously praise themselves for doing... More
Answered By: Deborah - 12/3/2013
 
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Answered By: STEPHEN - 12/6/2013
 
I was in the same boat for yrs. I "got fired" and won unemployment since a customer tried to physically assault me. I was fired since mgnt doesn't allow any such behavior even in self defense. The reason I won is after I was escorted to the door by mgt I called the police and filed a complaint against the customer... More
Answered By: Jerome P - 1/9/2014
 
Approach the problem from a Psychologist's POV. What motivates the others to get ahead of you? Then you have the answers, and yes, performance and professionalism count little to getting ahead, in spite of decades the issues are still very much the same, just better hidden. Start your own business, don't fall victim... More
Answered By: helpfulinLA - 1/24/2014
 
Like Most people, you have worked many years for one company. At Edison, on the men's side, they have the good old boy mentality, and on the woman side, religion prevails. I was suppose to get into the company, they gave it to someone else because his father was manager in the company. Management put in a new system... More
Answered By: ray - 2/7/2014
 
Half of any position is dealing with people. If you're competent interacting with others, you will probably succeed, whether you actually are the best worker or no... More
Answered By: xray3delta - 2/7/2014
 
Try this...A good work ethic is simply a character trait that you have developed over time or maybe something you picked up from your parents. In my opinion, that's the best type of employee; but is it possible that now you are being "type-cast" by your ability to get work done? From a leader's perspective, that... More
Answered By: SONATA - 2/7/2014
 
Its very discouraging to see how some people are not offering constructive criticism to this person who is obviously reaching out for help. Working with parents of disadvantaged students, I often encounter adults who speak broken english because the migrate here from different Countries. Others were not able to... More
Answered By: Kimberly Graham - 2/8/2014
 
Okay people...there were a few typos in 'network7' statement. It wasn't the job of typing the thoughts correctly but rather express the perspective of the employee in the work place... More
Answered By: Jeremiah - 2/10/2014
 
I love all the attention being paid to grammar like this is a Dissertation review... It's not even on that level of serious.
Answered By: Kali - 2/12/2014
 
I understand exactly where you are coming from. After nearly 23 yrs. of service, I got axed from a company that seemed to promote from the good old boy system all the time... More
Answered By: Anthony - 2/20/2014
 
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Answered By: Bebes - 2/22/2014
 
Maybe you haven't noticed, this isn't your grand-daddy's America anymore. You are a number, and if you are professional that's swell... But the bottom line is you're not in the trenches fighting for your scraps like everyone else. Get dirty bro, throw some mud and stab some backs. It's the only way you'll get the... More
Answered By: ? - 3/10/2014
 
Managers of companies and their policy's, leave a lot to be desired. Just look at the state of this country.
Answered By: RD - 3/23/2014
 
If your management isn't getting weekly status reports from each of you, then their perception of who's accomplishing what is being shaped by someone who's in their face "I ...". The "I" people also tend to schmooze/socialize with management for extra opportunity to shape their perspective... More
Answered By: cinammon_girl_oh - 4/2/2014
 
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