Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
I work for a small company and have been there for two years. I love my job and do not want to leave, but I find I am often the only one putting in real effort, while colleagues surf the Internet, drink coffee, smoke and gossip.
I work hard all day and get through huge amounts of work while the rest do the minimum.
The harder I work, the less they do. I have thought of adopting the same attitude but I feel guilty when I don't do my best. What should I do?
Worked To The Bone, Randburg
Speak to your boss or supervisor and tell him or her that it is time for a staff meeting. When you are all gathered together, tell your colleagues how you feel and tell them you have had enough of taking up their slack and covering up for laziness.
Tell them it is time to earn the salaries they are paid at the end of every month. Tell them you will no longer work yourself into a coma and will only do what you are paid to do and no more.
Stop, immediately, doing their tasks and duties. If it doesn't get done, tough. Their laziness will soon become apparent and only a fool will allow this to continue. If they get fired for laziness, they deserve it.
Stop covering up. You are not doing anyone a favour, and will kill yourself by overworking in the process.
Let the lazy sods do something for a change.