As in any profession, you work with people who are highly motivated to do a good job and always do as much as, if not more than, the job requires. Also, as in any profession, there are those that do less than required. And, in my experience at least, it is not a matter of not having the skills or ability to do a good job as as it is the lack of any personal need to do a good job.
Let me list for you some examples of how I know I have, or will, have, a lazy co-worker.
- If your co-worker thinks a bathroom stall is his own personal hotel room at a Holiday Inn….you have a lazy co-worker;
- If your co-worker calls in sick when his parrot has slight cough….you have a lazy co-worker;
- If your co-worker disappears more times than David Copperfield during his last 50 shows….you have a lazy co-worker;
- If your co-worker claims he has carpel tunnel syndrome from turning his computer to the “on” position (once)… you have a lazy co-worker;
- If your co-worker is an atheist yet still takes off religious holidays— Christian, Catholic, Jewish AND Muslim—you have a lazy co-worker.
- If your co-worker comes into work late because he had to give his wife a ride to work, and he’s been divorced for five years, you have a lazy co-worker.
- If the last time your co-worker read a patient’s chart was so long ago it was chiseled in a stone tablet, you have a lazy co-worker.
- If your co-worker writes the word “hospital” without using vowels, you have a lazy co-worker.
- If on his first day your new co-worker asks for the next day off as a “mental health day,” you have a lazy co-worker.
- If your co-worker’s excuse for not responding to “Code Reds” was he thought it was just the name of the hospital softball team, you have a lazy co-worker.
- And, if the last time your co-worker bathed was during the Reagan Administration….then, trust me…you have a lazy co-worker.
And that’s all just ONE lazy co-worker on a Monday morning! I could go on…and next time I will!Like