Many Workers Do Not Respect Their Bosses (!)
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[Not every worker succumbs to Stockholm Syndrome.--DC]
Many workers do not respect their bosses
Mon Oct 6, 3:45 PM ET
Almost half of U.S. workers do not respect their boss and only half
believe they are competent, according to an online survey released on
The study by Randstad USA, a unit of the world's number two staffing
company Randstad NV, found that the growing financial crisis has seen
companies focusing more on their bottom line at the expense of relations
"Employees' professional development and morale should always be a
priority for employers and especially in an economic slowdown when
employees may feel additional burdens," said Randstad director Eric Buntin.
The Internet survey of 2,337 people also found only 43 percent think
their boss is open to new ideas and only 47 percent were willing to work
overtime to impress their boss and create more job security for themselves.
Less than 30 percent believed their bosses were fulfilling their roles
as motivators, role models or mentors.
"When it comes to impressing the boss to create more job security during
hard times of economic uncertainty, the survey indicates women are
willing to work harder," Buntin said. "A healthy employee-employer
relationship greatly contributes to an overall positive workplace attitude."
The survey was carried out by Harris Interactive. Data was weighted to
be representative of the total U.S. population based on region, age
within gender, education, household, income, and race.
(Reporting by Michelle Nichols, editing by Alan Elsner)
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Skipper: Professor, will you tell these people who is
in charge on this island?
Professor: Why, no one.
Skipper: No one?
Thurston Howell III: No one? Good heavens, this is anarchy!
-- _Gilligan's Island_, episode #6, "President Gilligan"