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look, it is all the name of the game

Posted By: sm on 2005-07-15
In Reply to: If you go to the same store every day and spend a lot of money and your neighbor - goes to the store with you for the first time

So, if I happen to be a favorite where I work because I am a high producer, I should not benefit from that?  I should not benefit from that because another MT who is not a high producer does not get the same treatment as me?  So, you are saying that it's unfair treatment to that MT.  Well, I think it's unfair treatment of high producers!  We are the ones that produced those lines.  No one came and helped us type.  We are the ones that sacrificed our personal time to put more into our job.  We are the ones that sat up late at night while others were getting a good night's rest.  We are more often than not the ones that work the overtime and help out on many, many accounts at a moments notice, practially being on call.  So, I think that you get what you deserve.  If you give normal, average, you get normal, average. 

I am tired of being treated unfairly because I work longer/harder than some and reap some benefit from that.  I deserve it.  If you want it, put forth the same effort.  We all have the chance to become high producers or favorites at our companies.  It is just a matter of personal choice if you want to be one or  not.

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