Artwork by Chris Stain. For more information please click here.
As hard as times have gotten or will get, no organization can run without its workers. It’s easy to undervalue ourselves when times are hard. It’s easy to say we do not have the right to expect more, because “at least we have a job.” I was recently reminded this after a long stint out of the workforce while I was overcoming health issues. When I finally was well enough to work again, I put up with unnecessary mistreatment by employers because I was just happy to be able to work again. But once I regained my confidence, I realized that just as my employer expected a lot from me, I had the same right to expect more from them. This poster made me smile because of its sentiment. The employer-employee relationship is a two-way street. Both have to give to get. But sometimes we find ourselves working so hard, yet receiving so little. I share this with all those dealing with difficult work situations. Just a reminder to value yourself and the work that you do for others. A paycheck is never worth giving up your self-respect.