For which I was wrong.

I got a $4 an hour raise a few months ago. I was semi-proud and told anyone in ear shot that it was likely a product of retention towards new employees. A boss took me aside and said something I was not expecting. I got the raise because I am honest to a fault. What sold them was a higher up saying point blank "I don't like the guy or anything about his personality, he f-ing annoys the hell out of me. But I trust him. Coming to work, I know what I am going to get from him and he always delivers. If he f's up, he takes ownership even when it is not in his interest. No one else does. That is the kind of person I want in my daily life."

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Same

Aug 18, 2022 at 2:58pm

I’ve always been that person who owns up if I make a mistake. I’ve made a few in my long working career, but not once have I ever had disciplinary action taken as a result. Just the opposite in fact. People appreciate an employee who is accountable. I’ve never waited until the mistake was found by someone else. I’ve always gone to the boss immediately to tell them what happened, apologize, and take the necessary steps to rectify the situation. It’s called integrity and far too few people seem to have enough of it.

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Wishing

Aug 18, 2022 at 11:02pm

… OP, that you were my colleague.

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Haha

Aug 19, 2022 at 9:00am

Way to go you annoying f…

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Anonymous

Aug 19, 2022 at 9:04am

Sometimes all you have left is your integrity and some people will even try to take that.
It's a sad sad world out there Pinocchio !

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Congratulations

Aug 20, 2022 at 12:09am

That's certainly some high praise coming from someone who thinks you're a total jackass.

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The richest ones

Aug 20, 2022 at 2:30am

Don’t worry about money. Money comes and goes. Money burns. But trust… trust is the one thing you cannot put a price on… and when you try to, it blows up in your face.

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Stay true

Aug 20, 2022 at 2:32am

Money is not the root of all evil.
The worship of money or loving it is.

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@haha

Aug 22, 2022 at 6:51am

I know, right! lol.

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Imagine valuing honesty

Aug 23, 2022 at 1:41pm

It's great when you find a place that values who you are and isn't full of entitled cheating dishonest people. Then you see you were never the problem, it was the toxic workplace.

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Anonymous

Aug 23, 2022 at 4:24pm

Love the weirdos trying to discretely praise money with cliche expressions, it's obviously the root of all evil, you only have to open your eyes

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