Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's Not What You Know...

Have you ever worked at a job (or in your current job) where there are a few people, if not more, that have absolutely no business being there at all?  I think we've all had to deal with this problem at one point or another, or you are currently dealing with it. 

I'm really tired of seeing people get really good jobs for all the wrong reasons.  In today's economic turmoil, even being able to find a shit job is tough, much less be lucky enough to land a great one.  That's why it angers me so much when I see shitbag people in positions that they shouldn't be in. They either don't have the qualifications to do the job, or they have the qualifications, but their work ethic is fucking horrible. For instance...where I work, there are a few people that are only employed there because they had "hookups" from someone already working there.  There is one douchebag in particular who has absolutely no background in our line of work whatsoever, but happens to be a friend of the family of the big boss. This guy is only good for two things, standing around drinking coffee and socializing.  He should consider doing those two things professionally, because he isn't worth a fuck to our company.  As far as performing the duties that the job requires, he fucks up on a daily basis. But he still maintains a nice secure paycheck, and why?  There are several other people out there who are very qualified to be working at my company, but are getting turned down left and right, and have to settle for a much lower paying job that they're overqualified for. 

Now, with the economy in the shitter, many companies are having to lay off employees just to be able to afford to keep their doors open.  And when it comes time to start letting people go, do you really think that the boss's buddy would get the axe?  Nope. It's going to be the guy who has earned his job there and has been an invaluable asset to the company's success that gets fucked over.  Meanwhile, the person who's main priority in the workday is checking their facebook, talking on the cell phone, and sharing the latest employee gossip over coffee and a smoke gets to keep on getting paid. 

Ever since I was old enough to have a job, I've always heard the phrase, "It's not what you know, it's WHO you know" being thrown around a lot.  Although it is a common cliche, it still rings painfully true.  It's sad when you put so much work, effort, education, and determination into learning a skill that will benefit you and your family financially, and then some dead-beat leisurely strolls right in front of you and takes it right out from under you, almost effortlessly.

So to all you recent college grads out there that are looking forward to grabbing the world by the horns, well I hope you majored in social networking...because that's most likely what's going to get you that dream job.  Good luck.

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