Originally Posted by SubCog
I can see why lower-performing employees love this idea. As a higher performing employee though, I hate it.
Or you just have an ego.
In the real world compensation quite often has little to do with job performance and/or real responsibilities, only perceived ones.
I have worked my way up through my company the last 11 years and during that time I have encountered entry level employees that absolutely bust their ass while at the same time observing management that was completely useless and just rode on the backs of those below them.
Even using my own career development as an example I willingly admit that it's bullshit. I have a fancy title with salary to match, I work from home, and I am able to largely do as I please with little oversight.
But do I actually work any harder? Not really. I would say the skill set and knowledge necessary to perform my role is greater, but that doesn't mean I am doing more. Am I any more stressed? No. If anything I feel my job is much easier and more laid back than it ever has been.
I certainly don't delude myself into thinking I am better/more important/more deserving than anyone else.