That’s Not My Job!

Spot on!

The 16%

not-my-job I can always sense when someone will soon check out from the job and just go through the motions. No, I’m not psychic; I just have ears.

All I have to hear is someone repeatedly say, “That’s not in my job description” or “They don’t pay me enough to do that.”

Are you guilty of uttering these deadly phrases at one time in your career? You’re certainly not alone. You’ve worked so hard to achieve your prestigious title, so why be bothered with any menial or peripheral work?

I’ll tell you why—because no matter what title you hold, your purpose should be to work for the good of the team. Actually, the best bosses I’ve ever had were the ones who went above and beyond their job description to show they were team players.

The “that’s not my job” mentality is unhealthy to your organization. You’re all there for the…

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About Mary Davids

Mary V. Davids is Principal Consultant at D&M Consulting Services, LLC., and creator of the Honest Model™. Mary has over a decade of experience in cultivating employee engagement, enhancing workplace performance, career coaching, leadership coaching and training & development. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. To connect with Mary, you can follow her on twitter @MVDavids or you can email her at
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