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    I have two employees. Neither are perfect at their job, but Mrs A is much better than Mrs B.

    Mrs B, however, is desperately loyal.

    I reward Mrs B not just better, but infinitely better, than Mrs A.

    Am I a good or bad boss?
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    05 Jan '06 11:45
    Originally posted by dottewell
    I have two employees. Neither are perfect at their job, but Mrs A is much better than Mrs B.

    Mrs B, however, is desperately loyal.

    I reward Mrs B not just better, but infinitely better, than Mrs A.

    Am I a good or bad boss?
    Eternal damnation or paradise for loyal not-so-good believers? Is this where this is going?
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    05 Jan '06 11:45
    Originally posted by dottewell
    I have two employees. Neither are perfect at their job, but Mrs A is much better than Mrs B.

    Mrs B, however, is desperately loyal.

    I reward Mrs B not just better, but infinitely better, than Mrs A.

    Am I a good or bad boss?
    a bad boss. to award loyalty above substance is narcism.

    desperate loyalty awarded infinitely better. just my opinion, but extremes are unhealthy
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    05 Jan '06 11:49
    Originally posted by Halitose
    Eternal damnation or paradise for loyal not-so-good believers? Is this where this is going?
    It's merely a question. Make of it what you will.
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    05 Jan '06 11:53
    Originally posted by dottewell
    It's merely a question. Make of it what you will.
    In a strictly business sense, I'm all for everybody rewarded according to their contribution. Hence you qualify as a bad boss.

    Happy?
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    05 Jan '06 11:56
    Originally posted by Halitose
    In a strictly business sense, I'm all for everybody rewarded according to their contribution. Hence you qualify as a bad boss.

    Happy?
    Why only in a strictly business sense?
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    05 Jan '06 12:00
    Originally posted by dottewell
    Why only in a strictly business sense?
    Other scenarios could have other criteria for reward/punishment. I'm keeping my cards as close to my chest as you are... 😀
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    05 Jan '06 12:02
    Originally posted by Halitose
    Other scenarios could have other criteria for reward/punishment. I'm keeping my cards as close to my chest as you are... 😀
    Okay, okay, you win. It's a God thing.

    The question being - why should the criteria be so different?
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    05 Jan '06 12:49
    Originally posted by dottewell
    Okay, okay, you win. It's a God thing.

    The question being - why should the criteria be so different?
    Perhaps to "God", Loyalty=Substance?
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    05 Jan '06 12:51
    Originally posted by dottewell
    Okay, okay, you win. It's a God thing.

    The question being - why should the criteria be so different?
    I think the analogy falls short in that one cannot "work" for God in the business sense when you refuse to believe in Him, or obey His commands -- a recipe for a certain sacking.
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    05 Jan '06 14:11
    Originally posted by Halitose
    I think the analogy falls short in that one cannot "work" for God in the business sense when you refuse to believe in Him, or obey His commands -- a recipe for a certain sacking.
    Why should the criteria be so different?
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    05 Jan '06 14:151 edit
    Originally posted by lukemcmullan
    Why should the criteria be so different?
    Life is not a job, it's a career. 😕
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    05 Jan '06 14:55
    Originally posted by Halitose
    Eternal damnation or paradise for loyal not-so-good believers? Is this where this is going?
    😀
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    05 Jan '06 15:091 edit
    Originally posted by dottewell
    I have two employees. Neither are perfect at their job, but Mrs A is much better than Mrs B.

    Mrs B, however, is desperately loyal.

    I reward Mrs B not just better, but infinitely better, than Mrs A.

    Am I a good or bad boss?
    http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew20.htm


    Matthew
    Chapter 20
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    1 "The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.
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    After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.
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    Going out about nine o'clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
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    2 and he said to them, 'You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.'
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    So they went off. (And) he went out again around noon, and around three o'clock, and did likewise.
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    Going out about five o'clock, he found others standing around, and said to them, 'Why do you stand here idle all day?'
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    They answered, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You too go into my vineyard.'
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    3 When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Summon the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and ending with the first.'
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    When those who had started about five o'clock came, each received the usual daily wage.
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    So when the first came, they thought that they would receive more, but each of them also got the usual wage.
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    And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner,
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    saying, 'These last ones worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day's burden and the heat.'
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    He said to one of them in reply, 'My friend, I am not cheating you. 4 Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?
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    5 Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you?
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    (Or) am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?'
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    6 Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last."
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    05 Jan '06 15:26
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    a bad boss. to award loyalty above substance is narcism.

    desperate loyalty awarded infinitely better. just my opinion, but extremes are unhealthy
    so do i win a prise or something 😉




    only kidding by the way
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