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Are there any chronic complainers at your job?

Are there any chronic complainers at your job?

Got any chronic complainers where you work? It seems like every workplace has them – the people for whom the weather is always too warm or too cold, the boss is a jerk, the food is lousy, work sucks and … you fill out the list.

When to tell a complainer it’s not that bad?

When you tell a complainer “it’s not that bad”, he will often complain even harder to convince you (and himself) that his problems are very serious indeed. 2: Suggesting solutions doesn’t work “Why don’t you…”, “have you tried…” or even worse “You should really have…”

Is it good or bad for people to complain?

This can be kind of cosy because it creates bonding and an us-against-the-world feeling. But ultimately it’s a bad idea because the more people complain the less prone they are to doing something about their problems. I remember one of the first jobs I had where my manager was a complete dolt.

Is it possible to solve a complainer’s problem?

The complainers’ problems are really serious and can’t be solved by a few smart-ass suggestions from you. Or so they’ve convinced themselves. The more you try to suggest solutions, the harder they will work to convince you and themselves that these solutions could never possibly work for them.

Can a layoff claim be filed for age discrimination?

More often, they’ll include a few under-40 employees to make the bloodletting look less like age discrimination. Still, if you are selected for layoff and younger, less-qualified employees at your level are not, you might have an age discrimination claim.

Who are some famous people with refuse to work syndrome?

Refuse-to-Work Spouse: I have low self-esteem. Working Spouse: Plenty of people with low self-esteem work. In fact, many of our most contributory people suffer from low self-esteem: Michelangelo, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Claude Monet, William Faulkner, Winston Churchill, Stephen Hawking, even your favorite actress Kate Winslet.

How are companies getting rid of older employees?

Companies looking to ditch older employees can be creative in the ways they try to avoid age discrimination claims. Here are 11 of their sneakiest ploys. 1. Job elimination. One of the most common excuses used to get rid of older employees is “job elimination.” However, that may just be an excuse for what is really age discrimination.

Why do some people with refuse to work syndrome get fired?

There’s always a reason. Or if s/he accepts a position, s/he doesn’t work hard at it and so soon gets “laid off” or fired. S/he explains to the working spouse, “It’s just too hard working and also being a good homemaker and parent.” So, in the end, the spouse with Refuse-to-Work Syndrome almost always wins—No one can force him or her to work.