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Old 01-15-06, 12:27 PM
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How devoted are you to your job?

http://www.grdc.com.au/growers/res_summ/russia.htm

One year later, Hitler's army blockaded Leningrad (now St Petersburg). Under German fire, scientists gathered unripened potato tubers from the Institute's experimental fields outside Leningrad. They burned everything they could find to keep the collection from freezing in the building.

While guarding the collection, some scientists starved to death rather than eat the packets of rice, corn and other seeds in their desks.
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Old 01-15-06, 12:32 PM
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i don't know if that was devotion to the job. i'd guess it was more fear of what the man of steel would do to them if they damaged the collection...

oh, and i hate my job. a lot.
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Old 01-15-06, 12:40 PM
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Well, I really like my job and where I work. Just the same, I like demotivators too.

This one says a lot:

http://www.despair.com/sacrifice1.html
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Old 01-15-06, 12:49 PM
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I would've probably waited for the person next to me to drop dead then eaten them...

I love this one.

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Old 01-15-06, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by slvoid
I would've probably waited for the person next to me to drop dead then eaten them...

I love this one.
Hahaha. I'm looking at my copy right now.
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I used to consider myself loyal to my company...until they started doing more and more B$.

Now what I say is this:
I'm as loyal to Honeywell as they are to me (draw your own conclusions).
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I like what I do a lot. But every year I have less and less respect for the company I work for. They are finding new ways to make it less enjoyable to work there. I work, so I can have a life outside of work. I'm not one of those workaholics who has to be the top dog in their company to be happy with my life. There's lots of other things I rather be doing than working! :-)
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work is a four-letter word...

my heart goes out to those of you who have to toil in veal-fattening pens on a daily basis... i did my time in Hell, and your time for freedom will come too - someday!

(or at least keep telling yourself that)

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Old 01-15-06, 06:37 PM
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Hehe, I like my job! I have my own lawn mowing business. It's in it's first stages, and I am the only employee, but that hardly makes a difference, does it? I advertised, funded and saw the thing through all this past mowing season. I bought my own used tractor and fixed it up, (with help, admittedly) and earnt a good ***** of money doing it. I mowed for 5 clients in and around my neighborhood.

Am I bragging?

I do feel a bit proud of my personal accomplishment in developing a good client-employee relationship with all my customers, and making them want me to mow for them next year, and, and, and...........

I like my job.
Oh, I am devoted, too.
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I love my job. I am in charge of technology R&D and implementation for the third largest sign franchise in the US. Basically it is my job to make sure we are putting the best equipment possible in our stores, training our franchisees how to use the equipment, and teaching them how to sell it.

I have been with my company for 7 years now, and they have treated me really really well. I could leave and go make more money somewhere else, but money isn't a driver for me as long as I am comfortable.
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But would you cancel a date with Ashley Judd in order to mow a client's yard? That's devotion.

Me? Ask me in 6 months. Winds of change are a'blowin'.
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Originally Posted by EventServices
But would you cancel a date with Ashley Judd in order to mow a client's yard? That's devotion.

Me? Ask me in 6 months. Winds of change are a'blowin'.
Sorry pal, I don't date. And I do not know who this Judd personage is anyway, so forget it.

What defines devotion? Going out when you don't want too, but know you have to? I did that all the time.
What's you def.?
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Originally Posted by linux_author
my heart goes out to those of you who have to toil in veal-fattening pens on a daily basis...
mmmmm.... employee discounts....

(waits for the stoning to commence)
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kid14...good rebuttal to Event Services! Except, I can't believe you don't know who Ashley Judd is! hee hee. Maybe Hillary Duff would have been a better example....not sure. :-)
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kid14...good rebuttal to Event Services! Except, I can't believe you don't know who Ashley Judd is! hee hee. Maybe Hillary Duff would have been a better example....not sure. :-)


I'll take Ashley over that Hillary baby aaaaaaaany day!
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
I'll take Ashley over that Hillary baby aaaaaaaany day!
I'll drink to that. 2nd.
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My job... gone in a second and I would not care (I don't know about coldstones yet though!)
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I wouldn't do anything like that...heck no....if the company doesn't have the decency to have any breakroom food other than vending machine sandwiches, I'm not putting my safety on the line for them.
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Hillary Duff sounds more familiar for some reason......

Can't say why. I coud'nt tell you which one was which if you showed 'em to me.
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I don't know if I'd go as far as those Russian scientists. That's a tough question. Don't forklifts cause indigestion, anyways?

King Termite, I don't think I can argue with your loyalty philosophy there. A company may be nothing without their customers, but they're not much without employees either.

Ashley Judd is definitely cuter than Hillary Duff, but she's also about 20 years old than me.
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Originally Posted by thekid14
Hillary Duff sounds more familiar for some reason......

Can't say why. I coud'nt tell you which one was which if you showed 'em to me.
How comfy is that rock you are living under??

Just messin with ya.
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I'll take Ashley over that Hillary baby aaaaaaaany day!

You would KingTermite, but most teenagers wouldn't. That's my point. I actually have a lot of respect for kid14. He's got a lot of "other interests" right now. How many 14 year olds have their own business? And even more importantly...a good work ethic. :-) That said...I wonder what young actresses he does know? Just bustin' on ya' kid14!
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Devotion?
Taking a bullet for the president. That's devotion.

Going out when you don't want to is just your job.
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uh... Lemme put it this way... I'll work overtime.... sometimes. Devoted? Not a chance.

No point in being devoted to a company. All a company of any significant size cares about is the bottom line. A govt CAN be different in that you might feel like you're working for some sort of better purpose (advancement of science, your fellow man, something like that).
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Originally Posted by Eggplant Jeff
uh... Lemme put it this way... I'll work overtime.... sometimes. Devoted? Not a chance.

No point in being devoted to a company. All a company of any significant size cares about is the bottom line. A govt CAN be different in that you might feel like you're working for some sort of better purpose (advancement of science, your fellow man, something like that).
Then you have been working for the wrong companies, or didn't have a job that really meant anything to the direction of the company (nothing personal). A good company will treat the people that run it with respect and make sure they are taken care of. You seem pretty jaded about it, might be time to find a company that will take better care of you.
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