i saw this post this morning. with 14+ comments.
tama ba naman yung dahil maganda ang performance mo sa trabaho, yung load ng palpak mong kasama sa department ay kunin sa kanya at ibigay sa iyo??? I was punished for being the best in what I do, at yung pumapalpak naman ay rewarded by removing a bulk of the work load nya. :(
a lot of the comments were sympathetic, of course. some were empowering him to complain directly (which he did but apparently, did not get satisfactory answers from the bosses)
i was tempted to jump in to comment but he might not appreciate what i was about to write.
bosses will always have the firm's profitability and total productivity as top-of-mind. if a section's productivity is faltering, they would need to re-allocate resources (including people) to remedy the situation. and sometimes, it means giving the job to those they know will perform and deliver more consistently than others.
it will seem like performance is punishing, from the employee's pov. and it will feel like it is, with the added load. but what is not apparent to the employee is how his evaluation becomes more favorable, a cumulative effect that manifests itself in due time (merit increases, promotions). the 'rewarded' employee, on the contrary, will be evaluated less favorably and well, you get the picture.
of course, that is most simplistic. there are other factors that will come into play. the other employee may have other skills (or strengths) that contribute to productivity, hence, he remains in the section. or 'punished' employee may have limitations in supervisory skills, hence, the limited upward movement.
it is very tempting to always look at the situation and feel 'victimized' and look at the bosses and owners as evil taskmasters. i shared a different pov in the hope of expanding horizons when looking at the same situation.
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