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TheMadScientist November 7th, 2017 4:31pm

An employee "under" you is very good at their job. They do not seek advancement and reject offers for increased responsibility or pay (except to follow inflation). They are otherwise typical. Are they a good fit?

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44YY Boston, MA
11/07/17 8:33 pm

An employee with no ambitions is not a good employee

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kilotango
11/07/17 5:41 pm

I️ have one of these now. Projected retirement so they are just waiting for the day. However, most capable person I️ have. If I️ had an office full of people like that, my life would be very easy.

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
11/08/17 4:36 am

Results are interesting. Mostly even for age and income. Political party, no republicans said no. Some democrats said no. Most no's were from independents and libertarians.

jlong105 Indiana
11/07/17 5:18 pm

Could be a reason they don’t want a raise, alimony or receiving disability benefits come to mind.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/07/17 4:41 pm

Absolutely they are. That’s a boss’s dream, a good reliable employee who is content where there at. You can’t stop somebody from advancing, and it can be very hard to fill a good employee’s shoes in their prior role once they advance.

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sea California
11/07/17 2:12 pm

Yes good fit. I’m not looking to constantly promote people, I’m looking for people to do a job.

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JustHarry FL
11/07/17 1:58 pm

If your employee’s don’t want to advance, who is going to replace you if your offered a promotion, on the condition you have an employee to replace you with knowledge of the position? Fire him and find someone that wants to learn more about the job and help the Company advance.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
11/08/17 4:32 am

I hadn't considered that point. So, would it change things if you had a larger or smaller number of people reporting to you?

xxxceo Still Deplorable
11/07/17 1:48 pm

I had an employee that basically just ran errands for us. He shopped for supplies, did some cleaning, made phone calls, etc. I kept offering him a job tending bar and he always declined (it also included being the shift manager). Finally I guess I pressured him into it. He was terrible. No people skills, no management ability, his till was always off...
Sometimes people are good in the position they’re in and shouldn’t advance.

I demoted him after a bit and everything worked out in case anyone was wondering.

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/07/17 10:48 am

In education there are many teachers who just want to be teachers

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missmorganmarie ...
11/07/17 10:26 am

why dont they seek advancement?

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sea California
11/07/17 2:09 pm

Not everyone wants increased responsibility and stress

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/07/17 9:44 am

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Kyle5 TN
11/07/17 1:13 pm

What if they just really enjoy what they currently do and an advancement would change their responsibilities to the point where they no longer do what they enjoy?

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
11/07/17 1:45 pm

Keyanna - let's assume they are very good. Always booked. Great community relationships. Clean. And are happy to help out however they can. The only issue is they don't want to be in management or whatever.

Kyle5 TN
11/07/17 5:31 pm

That's what I was saying. I was going directly off the poll question which says that they're normal in most aspects and very good at their job, with the only strange thing being that they deny advancement in their position.