Dear King Knuckle-dragger
I’m so tired of my job, nothing but gossip and PC crap all day long. Problem is I need the income, probably can’t find anything better, and am truly not that motivated to change companies. What’s a fellow knuckle-dragger to do?
You’re so pathetic. Please don’t bother me with crap like this when you haven’t even taken the time to think it through. Grow a pair or borrow a spine from someone if need be and please get back to me when you’re ready to have an intelligent conversation with some well thought-out options.
The official Knuckle-dragger response
I hear you brother. It’s a tough world out there and based on the dozen or so jobs I’ve had, I can tell you the grass isn’t always greener. From one KD to another I’d say write down the pros and cons of staying versus leaving. Speak to Mrs. Knuckle-dragger if there is one and see what she thinks. As for the gossip and PC crap, it’s here to stay, just gotta learn to cope, not add to it and walk away more often.
As for motivation, I find fear, homelessness and loss of income are pretty strong motivators. It’s a vicious circle man. When you don’t like your job, you tend to not be as motivated to do it well, so then job performance suffers. When job performance suffers, you get a bad attitude and only see the negative in everything. When that happens, you become a liability to the organization and start polarizing those around you. You see where this is headed, right? I mean any knuckle-dragger worth his salt knows you’re circling the drain at that point and probably one bad joke or insensitive comment away from the cheese line.
If you’re in the wrong job and can’t find a way to improve your current situation, then you probably need to start the job search routine. Just don’t be a stupid knuckle-dragger and tell anyone before you have something new lined up.
Life’s too short to do something you hate or suck at. Too many knuckle-draggers see work as the enemy and a drain on their existence versus an opportunity to positively influence other knuckle-draggers and help them get through all their daily crap. Don’t be someone who adds to the other guy’s load of crap. Be the knuckle-dragger who others look to for help, guidance and support. May or may not pay as well but what’s your piece of mind and daily stress level worth?