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Havenotwanteverythingfornothing Syndrome

Something to think about as the year comes to an end.

Useless is the new “cool” in South Africa

Many people live only to live. They work only for a paycheck. They do only as much as is needed and nothing more. They believe that the world owes them a living. They believe that all companies are there to be exploited and used while it suits them and at the same time they expect loyalty from their company and it’s management. They offer nothing in return. They expect companies to invest in them, help them when they need financial assistance and thank them every day for the fact that they showed up for work. They complain about their salaries but do nothing to improve themselves so that they can become more valuable. They believe that the years they worked for a company is enough reason for them to get promotions and salary increases.

This is a fundamental problem in South Africa. I call it the havenotwanteverythingfornothing syndrome. Face it peole. There is a reason why American companies are so successful. It is because most of these people will not get work in America, and if they do, they will be fired within a day. There is no CCMA in America. We are developing a culture of uselessness, mediocrity and incompetence. Useless is the new cool.

Ask yourself. What did you do this year? Are you a havenotwanteverythingfornothing person? Do you believe the world owes you a living? Are you part of the IamAuser culture? I am sick of people complaining about everything, particularly about their own lack of success and achievement while they leave the office at exactly 5pm and sit in front of the TV the whole evening and do nothing. They are useless, pathetic and deserve their old age on a state pension. Those that work hard and improve themselves, I salute you. With you we can build a first world country.

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

Marthinus Strydom

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