Why don’t you work?
Am I asking you to do too much?
We often waste time at work, despite being paid for our time. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as lack of motivation, lack of direction, or simply being overwhelmed with tasks. Sometimes we feel our job is monotonous or unfulfilling, or we don't see a clear connection between our work and the company's overall goals. Without a sense of purpose or motivation, it can be easy for humans to lose focus and drift into unproductive activities, like looking for the next cat video on YouTube!
When employees are given too many tasks or not enough support, they can become stressed and anxious, which can make it difficult for them to stay focused and productive. Additionally, when employees are not given clear direction or expectations, it can be hard for them to prioritize their work and stay on track.
Despite wasting our time at work, we expect 100% service in return when we are paying for a certain service. This is unrealistic as they are also human and may also face similar issues of being overwhelmed or unmotivated. It's important for us as customers to have realistic expectations and understand that even the best customer service representatives may not be able to meet every single request or expectation.
In conclusion, people waste time at work for a variety of reasons. However, it's important to remember that other people are also human and may face similar issues. But I’m not saying to take things easy and let off things when you don’t get a hundred percent.
I’m just saying don’t be a hypocrite. It’s natural for us to expect a hundred percent for the money we pay. I’m just saying do the same when the table is the other way around.
Apart from that, today I’m announcing a brand new addition to my Substack publication: the Shasha's Memoir subscriber chat.
This is a conversation space in the Substack app that I set up exclusively for my subscribers — kind of like a group chat or live hangout. I’ll post short prompts, thoughts, and updates that come my way, and you can jump into the discussion.
To join our chat, you’ll need to download the Substack app, now available for both iOS and Android. Chats are sent via the app, not email, so turn on push notifications so you don’t miss conversation as it happens.
How to get started
Download the app by clicking this link or the button below. Substack Chat is now available on both iOS and Android.
Open the app and tap the Chat icon. It looks like two bubbles in the bottom bar, and you’ll see a row for my chat inside.
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