More on our lead story from Thursday which highlighted the plight of 30-year radio vet Bobbi Maxwell (pictured) who decided to quit her on-air job in Cincinnati after her additional work duties became unbearable. The story received a lot of feedback from our readers, including this comment from Jay Allen..
“It’s all about morale. Many of us feel overworked these days…it seems to be the state of business everywhere. But a truly effective manager can help improve morale by simply showing appreciation for work well done. When workers feel that they have no voice…that their superiors don’t even know they exist, and when they never get rewarded for excellent performance, they will feel unhappy. A little appreciation can go a long way. I wonder if Bobbi’s boss ever gave her positive feedback about the quantity and quality of work she was doing?”
And this comment from David Aamodt
“There are far too many managers who only know how to, and are willing to, “manage DOWN” to employees. They need to have the HEART…the COURAGE…the BRAINS to “manage UP” in behalf of employees to the corporate suits. And if you as a manager don’t have the HEART, COURAGE and BRAINS to do so, then dust off a copy of the Wizard of Oz and get some. Time to get some integrity as well. The COSTCO model of treating employee well has proven to trump the WAL-MART model of not valuing employees.”
We want t know what you think. How much work is too much work to push down on your people?
Read the Maxwell story from yesterday HERE