By Anonymous - 20/01/2010 02:33 - United States
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Yeah, that was my first though, OP - you were probably scaring the long-time employees into thinking they would lose their jobs. You have to try to fit into the team, even if that means slowing down a bit until they feel more comfortable around you. I'm leaning towards YDI for trying to be an overachiever at the expense of everybody else.
that's why you don't try and show up everyone else cause it's your bitchass going home be 2nd best next time
Are you suggesting the OP should have worked at pace painfully slower than their normal pace? There are some offices that don't have a lot of work to do, or not a lot of difficult work to do. The people who typically work at those offices (instead of moving on to better things) are used to slacking off. Why wouldn't they if they were going to finish their work halfway through the day anyways? So when someone new comes in, especially someone who has a good work ethic, they are going to outdo the employees already working there. If that makes someone a "bitchass" than so be it, but nothing would get down without "bitchasses" like that. Maybe this isn't the OP's situation, but it does happen.
4 - If people just got their shit done like OP no one would have to lose their jobs. Why would you try to justify slacking off at something you're being paid to do quickly and efficiently? OP - I'm sorry that sucks you can get a better job where they actually like hard workers. ;)
I don't know about Texas of course, but in most countries it's pretty illegal to fire someone for doing their work too good.
it's legal. we're an "at-will" state which means an employer can fire us for pretty much anything as long as it's not discriminatory (race, disability, gender, etc) but it's a pain in the butt to file suit in discrimination cases so most people don't bother with it.