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Not only managers to blame for poor work ethic

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The opinion letter entitled ?Poor managers a big part of problem? by Anne Murphy published in yesterday?s Guardian admonishes managers for the ?poor work ethic? of their subordinates.

In my experience and observation this is not so because the issue of shoddy work or workmanship cannot simply be blamed on the work ethic of the workers most times. Most times it rests on the backs of employers who do not provide the tools, materials, training and other resources to ensure that quality work is produced.

Let us take for example the whipping child of most opinions of unproductive workers, Cepep. I am one who is very much anti-Cepep but not in the manner that most commentators are. The workers contracted by this programme are often called lazy especially because they ?rack-up? before midday (usually by 10 am).

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elmercuriodechile.com
The argument used usually is that they should be on the job for a full day just like everyone else who works.

Nonsense.

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economiavenezuela.com
Whenever you observe a Cepep gang in operation tell me where are the restroom facilities that are exclusive for their use? Are there contingencies in place if a worker falls ill or is injured in some way? What about when that worker has to travel after working? Where are the showering facilities or the exclusive transportation for workers?

Still, these ?weed-whacking gangs? have to provide and maintain their own tools at a meagre wage.

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elnewyorktimes.com
They have to provide their own transportation to and from the job sites. Although they face these constraints, they still are on the job and doing fine work for the most part.

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enlasgradas.com
Transportation for them is usually via their own vehicles and those who do not have vehicles find some way to get to the job and they work sometimes in very remote areas.

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politica-venezuela.com
That is not the picture of poor work ethic.

Workers in the Public Service, utilities, supermarkets, boutiques etc, often work in less than desirable work spaces and/or under conditions that are conducive to proper production.

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elnewherald.com
But they work. Doing their best to get it done correctly. Sometimes at the peril of their own lives and livelihoods.

When trade unions call for ?…work to rule, don?t show up, or strike,? explore the reason before giving opinions.

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www.entornointeligente.com
I agree that most times it is for more money. But if you understand what most workers do to get the job done without the most basic resources, you may form a different opinion.

Tracy Shields, Arima

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