A Word from the Negative
Never fear, the negative people can always translate any action for you:
Being sent to a conference? What a waste of time! Why don't they give you a raise instead?
Taking a class to improve your promotion chances? Hey, it's who you know, not what you know.
You got a raise? That's not very big. They're just buying your silence.
The office is being renovated? I bet it's not as nice as the CEO's.
Tom likes his job? He hasn't been here long enough.
Mary got promoted? I know how she got there.
A team has been formed to improve quality? Do they think we're Japanese?
The company won an award? They must hand those out to anybody.
We're having a training session? They can't teach us anything we don't already know.
The CEO is visiting all of the outlying facilities? Get ready for the lay-off.
The boss wants to have coffee with you? This must be "Make the Employees Feel Good Month."