Have you ever worked with someone who was “retired but on active duty?”
How about the person who’s “quit but still at their desk.”
I remember one co-worker basically stating he was “counting the days until retirement. Until then, I’m here to collect my paycheck.” He would take extra long lunch breaks, never finish projects, or help out because he knew the bare minimum he could get done without being fired.
Talk about a downer. Who would ever want to work with someone like that?Continue reading →
I was watching the Today show and there was a short piece on Zappos (one of my favorite companies). I love Zappos’ culture and their commitment to their employees which is intimately tied to their devotion to provide excellent customer service.
One of my favorite Tom Hanks movies is “Cast Away.”
It’s essentially “one-man” survival movie about tragedy, hope, and the dream to one day get rescued from this deserted island. Can you imagine the utter despair and disappointment of having an airplane or boat pass right by you without even noticing your desperate cries for help?
Hanks’ character spends 1,500 days on the island. That’s over 4 years! I wonder how many times he wanted to give up?