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30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers: What Your People May Be Thinking and What You Can Do About It by Adam Snyder, Bruce L. Katcher

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Chapter 4. Nobody appreciates my hard work

Forty-three percent of employees say their good work goes unrecognized.

Many of the employees at a small rural hospital in New England have more than twenty-five years of service. While most employees enjoy their work and the collegiality they have with their fellow employees, many of the nurses complain that the hospital does not adequately recognize their many years of service. They believe they shouldn’t have to work weekends, should receive more vacation time, and should be paid significantly more than newly hired nurses.

At another organization, a small, family-owned manufacturing company, long-service employees are also concerned about their lack of recognition. As the organization has grown, employees ...

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