The benefits of being stupid at work

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    Apr 22, 2013 9:35 PM GMT
    Yeah, you read that right...well at least Corporate America is finally coming clean as to why many employees ask the same question...how the hell did this person become my management and why the stupid people are always promoted.

    This is not about college or no college, this is about IQ, people skills, right from wrong and working smarter, not harder

    Smart people should own their own business then instead of putting up with this dumb down game, im assuming its a game played by shareholders to boost company profits through the dumb peoples productivity. SiC icon_twisted.gif

    http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/04/17/the-benefits-of-being-stupid-at-work/
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    Apr 22, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
    Exactly.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Apr 23, 2013 3:28 AM GMT
    All the stupid people at my work get all the praise. Like they are the greatest asset to our store.


    F*** THAT.


    I savor every opportunity to politely point out their low intelligence.
  • Webster666

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    Apr 23, 2013 3:59 AM GMT
    Upper management wants slave drivers, not Mr. Nice Guys.
    Intelligence isn't a quality that they're looking for.
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    Apr 23, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    MidwesternKid saidAll the stupid people at my work get all the praise. Like they are the greatest asset to our store.


    F*** THAT.


    I savor every opportunity to politely point out their low intelligence.


    Can you give an example? icon_smile.gif What kind of store?

    I'm lucky, I think my co-workers are all pretty intelligent and hardworking and generally nice people*. Honestly, though not a slacker, I was probably the least hard-working of my group for a while. One of the perks of a unique skill set is that I don't have to compete on the basis of number of hours put in (nor would I want to. I value my non-work time too highly).

    Of course, I recently had a huge amount of responsibility thrown at me, so I've had a few really intense work weeks regardless.

    *I suppose there is that one smarmy guy that really rubs me the wrong way, but there's always one, right?
  • He_Man

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    Apr 23, 2013 4:28 AM GMT

    Very true! Ultimately, it's always about profits and the bottom line. Who is going to do the best job making you rich and doing so without questioning your motives? They want hardworking and diligent people that will work their fingers to the bones, believing that they, too, one day will climb to the top. The more intelligent ones realize that it's all a facade and that this is just a sham.

    “To get rich, one must have but a single idea, one fixed, hard, immutable thought: the desire to make a heap of gold. And in order to increase this heap of gold, one must be inflexible, a usurer, thief, extortionist, and murderer! And one must especially mistreat the small and the weak! And when this mountain of gold has been amassed, one can climb up on it, and from up on the summit, a smile on one’s lips, one can contemplate the valley of poor wretches that one has created." ― Petrus Borel, Champavert, le lycanthrope
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    Apr 23, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
    HA! HA! it's funny cause it's sad unfair and true
  • calibro

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    Apr 23, 2013 11:59 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidExactly.


    like you're going to wear a donkey hat to prom with that attitude
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    Apr 23, 2013 1:04 PM GMT
    The only thing I learned about working in an office was it isn't about how good of a job you do. Advancement is all about how much ass you kiss and how often you kick back drinks with management outside the office.
  • samoscratch

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    Apr 23, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
    He_Man said
    “To get rich, one must have but a single idea, one fixed, hard, immutable thought: the desire to make a heap of gold. And in order to increase this heap of gold, one must be inflexible, a usurer, thief, extortionist, and murderer! And one must especially mistreat the small and the weak! And when this mountain of gold has been amassed, one can climb up on it, and from up on the summit, a smile on one’s lips, one can contemplate the valley of poor wretches that one has created." ― Petrus Borel, Champavert, le lycanthrope


    Heh nice one...
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    Apr 23, 2013 1:31 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidThe only thing I learned about working in an office was it isn't about how good of a job you do. Advancement is all about how much ass you kiss and how often you kick back drinks with management outside the office.

    If this is all you learned from working in an office, you learned very little, or you worked in a government office.
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    Apr 23, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
    calibro said
    smartmoney saidExactly.


    like you're going to wear a donkey hat to prom with that attitude

    Donkey hat and nothing more, when you picking me up?
  • rnch

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    Apr 23, 2013 1:35 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidUpper management wants slave drivers, not Mr. Nice Guys.
    Intelligence isn't a quality that they're looking for.



    Federal civil employees have an often quoted phrase covering promotions: "Fuck up.....Move up!"



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    Apr 23, 2013 1:37 PM GMT
    This is especially true at health insurance companies. Whistleblowers are sort of frowned upon.
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    Apr 23, 2013 1:37 PM GMT
    This kind of benefit is nonsence - doing job where You have to be dumbass to have money is just wrong job...once, when You´ll be old and realize You achived nothing than be longterm idiot, then You´ll see the mistake...
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    Apr 23, 2013 3:09 PM GMT
    Curiosity is a mark of intelligence and it is also a distraction from the singular focus that helps the lesser intelligent rise through management.

    Curiosity is also annoying. You ask questions when what your boss really wants is agreement.

    But if you're a genius who is in such a trap, you may be dumber than your coworkers. Stop Complaining. Create your own work and move on.
    Entrepreneurs, even as they struggle, are happy.
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    Apr 23, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    ATC84 saidThe only thing I learned about working in an office was it isn't about how good of a job you do. Advancement is all about how much ass you kiss and how often you kick back drinks with management outside the office.

    If this is all you learned from working in an office, you learned very little, or you worked in a government office.

    I think lumping all government offices in this is more than short sighted, it reveals how ignorant you are.
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    Apr 23, 2013 3:16 PM GMT
    rnch said
    Federal civil employees have an often quoted phrase covering promotions: "Fuck up.....Move up!"
    That's a standard type quote from any large business, not just a government thing.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 23, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    I have seen some of this...... you wonder "how could someone have ever"...

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    Apr 23, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    eb925guy said
    smartmoney said
    ATC84 saidThe only thing I learned about working in an office was it isn't about how good of a job you do. Advancement is all about how much ass you kiss and how often you kick back drinks with management outside the office.

    If this is all you learned from working in an office, you learned very little, or you worked in a government office.

    I think lumping all government offices in this is more than short sighted, it reveals how ignorant you are.

    Yo hand Job, read it again, I did not "lump ALL" government offices in this catchy little quote. I am sure there are productive government offices, somewhere.
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    Apr 23, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    MidwesternKid saidAll the stupid people at my work get all the praise. Like they are the greatest asset to our store.


    F*** THAT.


    I savor every opportunity to politely point out their low intelligence.


    Only makes you the hater.
  • calibro

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    Apr 24, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    smartmoney said
    calibro said
    smartmoney saidExactly.


    like you're going to wear a donkey hat to prom with that attitude

    Donkey hat and nothing more, when you picking me up?


    spaceship and moo cow we got sixty feet of chinatown
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    Apr 24, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    stupid people get promoted because of their power point skills