I work part time for a residential/commercial property company and it really stresses me out to attend my employer's team building events outside of my work schedule and not get paid for it. I always get unhappy faces from management and from my coworkers when I don't attend. Let's be realistic, all of these events are ways for management to determine if you're part of their inner circle or an ego boost for them to have their butt kissed by employees. My employer doesn't judge you based on your work and the results you bring, they judge you on a personal level and how much you kiss their butts.
So what's the point of attending these social events when I am not getting paid to participate, won't get a promotion nor a pay raised, and not part of the circle?
Just let me do my job and deliver results (tenant satisfaction and keep the building in one piece).
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