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Thread: How Do You Feel About Your Job?

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    Well, thanks for taking an interest anyway
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    Does your survey apply to people who are self employed?
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    No, unfortunately it does not apply for people who are self-employed since I am trying to get employees feedback about the reward systems in place by their employers at their place of work.
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    How I felt about my job is why I ended up self employed.
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    Hello Jennifer,

    I have been working graveyard shift for a retail grocery corporation for almost 8 years and it is a job that suits my personality type (slightly obsessive compulsive, independent, loner) and my personal goals of having more daylight hours to enjoy my horses.

    The advantages for a person with no advanced schooling are that there is less competition for these hours, the pay is considerably better than commensurate work done during daytime hours and one is granted significant autonomy in doing their work. The hours are not well suited for family people or those with an active social life but they work well for more introverted types.

    Some additional benefits are that I am aware of the sales and discounts as part of my job and can take advantage of them, thereby saving considerable on my grocery and household expenses. Understanding the retail cycles and strategies also enables me to save money at other stores and venues. I take my days off starting Sunday morning when I get off shift, which is an excellent time to shop as the traffic in shops is light and one does not have to pay to park downtown. If I need to book a service or appointment for anything, having Mondays and Tuesdays off is also an advantage.

    There is considerably less stress in my life because I have elected to travel just off 'the beaten track.'

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    Thank you for providing me with some insight into your work. It's interesting that you bring up autonomy at your job, autonomy has been found in previous research (old and new) as a key factor in motivating employees and making them more productive in the workplace. It is fortunate that you found a career that suits your likes and personality. Unfortunately, many people are not so lucky and get 'stuck' in careers they really do not enjoy. Ultimately, this is a main focus of my research, about what employers can do to help with employees motivation in the workplace.

    You are a great candidate for my questionnaire. I would appreciate your participation (just click the link I posted) if you have the time. Thanks again for the feedback.
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    Jennifer,

    Your survey repeats itself, over and over.
    I completed the same set of questions three times, in case this was some kind of test for consistency. I draw the line at four times.
    You might want to address your survey, if it is indeed valid. Now I am beginning to feel like I have been the victim of a prank.
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    I'm sorry that you feel this way. My survey has been looked over by multiple sponsors and academic professors. Many of the questions may seem similar but in fact they are very different and are all needed to test different measures. However, it is truly an academic thesis. thanks for tring.
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    Hello there Jennifer, may I suggest that I believe the best form of employee motivation to achieve improved productivity is a combination approach of offering greater responsibility, more financial opportunities and status increases. Status increases are very important and let employees and their colleagues know they are valued and performing well. They can take the form of improved job titles, choice of working eviroments, working more directly with senior managers and of course promotions.
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    Thanks, I think this is an excellent approach! Much of the research that is out there focuses on financial rewards as ways to increase motivation and productivity. However, it has only been found to work most of the time on people who are highly motivated for their job. So what about the people who aren't particularly motivated? I agree that there needs to be something more than just the financial aspect....as you say, the need for autonomy and more recognition from managers. This is exactly what I am testing in my thesis. Please take the survey if you have the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Senior View Post
    Thanks, I think this is an excellent approach! Much of the research that is out there focuses on financial rewards as ways to increase motivation and productivity. However, it has only been found to work most of the time on people who are highly motivated for their job. So what about the people who aren't particularly motivated? I agree that there needs to be something more than just the financial aspect....as you say, the need for autonomy and more recognition from managers. This is exactly what I am testing in my thesis. Please take the survey if you have the time
    I would have been more than happy to but I'm not an employee I'm afraid. I will say though that most people can be motivated, it's just about having good enough managers to be able to correctly assess individual staff members to know what makes them tick, usually less motivated staff feel under valued or are not enjoying their work, this of course can be remedied by more interest, interaction and praise of these staff and schemes & stratergies for making the work more enjoyable and varied, unchallenged staff can some become less motivated if they don't find their work interesting enough, rotation of tasks works well here and helps build a redundancy of skills.
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    Well than I hope you are a manager of sorts because you have some very positive and great ideas about helping employee motivation and just making a more enjoyable work environment which everyone can learn from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Senior View Post
    I'm sorry that you feel this way. My survey has been looked over by multiple sponsors and academic professors. Many of the questions may seem similar but in fact they are very different and are all needed to test different measures. However, it is truly an academic thesis. thanks for tring.
    I would be most interested to hear from others at this forum what their opinion is of this survey. I tried doing it twice and even printed off the set of 52 questions to compare the future renditions the second time around. I have done many surveys and this one rates among the most irregular of my experience.
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    Well, there is really not much more I can myself say. Many of the questions used in my survey have been taken from well-known published academic journal articles and I assure you every question is there for a reason. Maybe you have taken surveys that have less of a research/academic focus because in my four years of higher education, research questionnaires have been rather complex and "seemingly" repetitive to the naive eye.
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    While I was working for other companies I always had a goal of having my own company and after 10 years of hard work I achieved my goal and owned my company. I never looked back. While working for others I did the best that I could, went to night school to hone my knowledge of construction and also took college courses dealing with business for which I achieved a BBA degree. But looking back when I worked for others I was never late, always had the tools I needed, never took off early and stayed late when asked to finish up the job. I never made waves and helped others who needed guidance to make them better at what we all were doing. I was made foreman after I received my journeyman's license at one of the many companies I worked for .
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    That's great, congratulations. Hard work really does pay off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    I would be most interested to hear from others at this forum what their opinion is of this survey. I tried doing it twice and even printed off the set of 52 questions to compare the future renditions the second time around. I have done many surveys and this one rates among the most irregular of my experience.
    It's a basic 'honesty' test. They are often used by employers to test employees trustworthiness before deciding to hire them.

    It repeats the same basics, worded differently, to compare whether or not you answer differently each time the question is repeated.

    I avoid such "Surveys" as they are not surveys, but tests. A survey pays attention to what you answer. This 'test' does not care what you answer, as long as the answers are consistent.

    Additionally, the concept is flawed. Although it seems sound in principle, a differently worded question may present a different scenario in which you might respond differently. For example, it might ask if you saw someone smoking pot at work, would you report them to the supervisor. You answer 'yes.'
    Later, it asks if an employee admits he smokes pot, would you report them- you answer, 'no.'

    The change in answers is caused by one occurring within the workplace and the other suggests it is outside of the workplace.
    Many might feel that someone smoking pot in their own time is their own business and would only report them if they were doing it at work.
    But the 'test' considers that a sign of flaky changing of answers and marks it against your scale of 'honesty.'
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    Interesting, Jennifer.

    Something has changed because now the questions of your survey procede beyond 52 without doing the endless loop repeat.
    I am neither naive nor completely computer illiterate and there was something not working right at this location earlier in the day. That was all that I was trying to bring to your attention in my earlier comment, to ensure that people taking the survey were not encountering the same difficulty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Senior View Post
    That's great, congratulations. Hard work really does pay off.
    Hard work and honesty paid off for me. Most companies I worked for did not pay well but I seemed to manage my budget but could only afford a apartment for many years until I had my own company and made better income. There were no benefits like pensions because I worked in a non union state where pay was low and rewards were few. Pay was not what I wanted , it was to be able to learn a good trade, work with my hands and be as honest as I could. To bad employers wouldn't always be as thoughtful.
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    No Problem. thanks for the input.
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    You are right about this. I hope you're doing well and your company is having great suceess! With your work ethic and attitude I'm sure it is!
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    Thank you for your comments Neverfly, but I really was encountering an endless loop of 52 questions earlier this afternoon, both times when I tried to take the survey. This situation seems to be rectified. We encounter a lot of internet anomalies here in the Yukon with our solitary ISP and that may have been part of the problem.
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    I want to express that many companies lack a good educational program to assist their employees in becoming better at what they do. I felt that the companies I worked for never really reached out to their workers in any way to help them . Saying that most companies are small and can't take time to explain things to their personnel as I would have liked them to have done and that's why I helped whenever I could. I'm retired now with back, neck and shoulder injuries that forced me to stop my working a few years ago. I travel, read and enjoy life now and hope those who took my place are doing what they can to do the right thing .
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Thank you for your comments Neverfly, but I really was encountering an endless loop of 52 questions earlier this afternoon, both times when I tried to take the survey. This situation seems to be rectified. We encounter a lot of internet anomalies here in the Yukon with our solitary ISP and that may have been part of the problem.
    That's fine but I was addressing what I saw when I opened the survey- it's not repeated exact questions; but repeated questions worded differently, each time.

    I had thought it was very fishy the first time I saw it and when you commented on it, I went ahead and gave my comments.

    I do not trust that "survey" one bit.
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    In a sense you are right, Neverfly, some of the questions are there to control for certain variables.However, I am not your employer giving you a test as my employee. I am only a senior trying to find out what employees want in the workplace as far as rewards go, therefore I am really trying to add to the pool of knowledge in Industrial Psychology to figure this out. However, if you do not trust the survey, that is fine and you are entitled. I just wanted to clarify my intentions.
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    I enjoy my work as a night shift nursing supervisor/ admissions nurse at a private free standing psychiatic facilaty. I enjoy a high degree of autonomy and authority since I am the highest ranking staff actually present during my shift. I have superiors but they are "on call", sleeping at home.
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    I can't take the survey because I don't work for someone else. However, having majored in political science and having worked in market research, I know something about surveys and I find the discussion about the validity of the survey to be interesting. If you are skewing the results by the way the survey is set up and how the questions are worded, then it is useless for your research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec Bing View Post
    If you are skewing the results by the way the survey is set up and how the questions are worded, then it is useless for your research.
    I think the intent is to keep the answers 'honest.' I don't think the poster is deliberately trying to be deceitful. But I think the survey is, regardless of what the poster intentions are.
    This is because psychology is not an exact science. Here, we have a case where a field has gotten an idea into its head and simply won't let go of it. Nothing short of reading minds would alter that perception.
    You just cannot often force honesty.
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    I have multiple measures on my survey which is why the survey is slightly long. Every measure has underwent testing and had good reliability and validity. No results are being sckewed and this is purly correlational data, trying to find relationships between a multitude of variables.
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    I love your explanation of psychology, it is quite funny, and unfortunately many people feel the way you do. However, psychology is considered in academia a natural science, we have ways of measuring brain activity (fmri, Mri, EEG) which have astonishing results and have led to the treatment of mental illness. Furthermore, many of these 'ideas' better known as theories, have been repeatedly tested and found valid. When these theories have then been implimented in real life situations, such as the work environment, they have found to be quite successful. If there is a way to better any environment, psychology has the answer, and while it may start with an 'idea' it ends with valuable solutions.
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    I love your explanation of psychology, it is quite funny, and unfortunately many people feel the way you do. However, psychology is considered in academia a natural science, we have ways of measuring brain activity (fmri, Mri, EEG) which have astonishing results and have led to the treatment of mental illness.
    Yes, you can make observations but you cannot determine their exact nature. It is a natural science but not an exact science. It is not the measurement of properties, but the observations used to support the probable conclusions. It's not guesswork, but it is educated guesswork.
    Let's be realistic; Psychology relies far, far more on social studies, interpretation and interviewing than it does on MRI's. Neural measurement is a rare opportunity in the field.
    I did not say psychology is not science.
    I said it is not an exact science. For loving my explanation, you seem to have jumped to some conclusions about what I had said.
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    If there is a way to better any environment, psychology has the answer, and while it may start with an 'idea' it ends with valuable solutions.
    Perhaps you meant viable solutions. But what you say here can be applied to many fields of study and not only psychology.
    I do not disagree that psychology is an extremely valuable study.

    What I disagree with is being fully informed as to the nature of a survey or a test. I do not like being used, I do not like being assumed about and I do not like being subjected to a test which may, in it's attempts to "stay accurate," be a bit misleading about how it tries to extract information.
    Psychology is, in fact, a very big part of Marketing.
    Such as Facebook and Google taking careful notes of your interests, ideas, searches and sharing that information with others in order to formulate advertising for you.
    If Google or Facebook were to send me a survey, I would be particularly suspicious about it.

    In the case of this thread, I read the 'survey' and I found particular traits and techniques within it that go beyond just asking about someones opinions, feelings or thoughts.
    Now, you may say that it is formulated by a certain standard and I believe you. I'm quite sure that it is.

    My input here, while a mild distraction from the thread, is intended to give you some insight that your instructors just might not cover that well. That trust between a doctor and patient, or a therapist and patient, is just as essential to treatment as knowledge is.
    That empathy includes understanding how it feels to be tested, to be tested under differing pretenses and tested with the assumption that you may not understand your own answers or have not been honest with yourself about those answers.

    To have a survey about workplace satisfaction formatted like an honesty test smacks of insult. To then say it's formulated that way from study and with intent adds injury to insult.

    So, perhaps you will write a thesis. Perhaps you will use the results from that survey for that thesis.
    But perhaps, too, you will learn something not necessarily in all the books... that- is a choice for you to make.
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    Yes, your posting is definitely a distraction from the thread, but you are entitled to your opnions. If you do not choose to participate that is entirely your right, but I have all the insight I need and would like to continue talking about the topic of what this post is really about, instead of talking about reasons why you don't like or take surveys. We shall have to agree to disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Senior View Post
    I have all the insight I need
    How telling... That's a lot of confidence. Great attitude for a student to have.
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    and would like to continue talking about the topic of what this post is really about
    Fair enough. Since you have all the insight you need, no other input is required.
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    instead of talking about reasons why you don't like or take surveys.
    Jumping to conclusions, again. I was never discussing why I don't like taking surveys. Your listening skills really need work.
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    Definitely a lack of bedside or um... couch-side manner in this one. Perhaps tact is the course she hasn't taken yet.

    Having hung around psychologists and psychiatrists and counselors and therapists most of my adult life, sometimes as a patient, sometimes as an unofficial student, sometimes as just that person they got stuck sitting next to on an airplane, I have never met one that would state that they have all the insight they need. They all expressed to me that the more they learned the more they realized they didn't know, and that the human mind is a mostly unexplored territory that we are only barely beginning to scrape the surface of. Perhaps you should study the nature of arrogance and it's distorting effects on perception and interpretation of reality.

    I adore taking surveys for the sake of psychological research, and was considering taking this one, but your uncouth approach to having challenging remarks made about the survey revealed to me that you do not seem qualified to make detached objective observations. To be a great psychologist you need to learn how to detach your ego from your work. Otherwise, you let your own psychological deficiencies taint your conclusions.

    I also just noticed that the survey has changed dramatically from what it initially was. Unless I am confusing this survey for another one posted, the original survey asked for email addresses, which is why I didn't participate at the time. This place gets a lot of spammers. And I don't trust any survey that asks for an email address, because usually they are just email harvesters created to collect email addresses to sell to marketing agencies. And I already get enough emails offering me solutions for enlarging my penis.

    And I have never seen a legitimate research survey on survey monkey. Legitimate ones are usually on university sites.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    My own final word on surveys is that I will no longer particpate in any of these weighted and numerical surveys. If I cannot contribute my precise words, then I shall not take part. I very much doubt that the corporate world shall suffer much by my choice. They can track my every move by other electronic means anyway.

    This thread has been of interest to me though, in observing your own interactions, Jennifer, and your choice of words to those who have attempted to communicate with you about your project (thesis) and tools (survey). I still do wish you all the best in your work and studies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    If I cannot contribute my precise words
    This really is an excellent point. It's as though the results are scanned and correlated by a program and not actually read by anyone.
    The ability to express with precision seems far more important than choosing the least inaccurate choice.
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    And I have never seen a legitimate research survey on survey monkey. Legitimate ones are usually on university sites.
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    If I cannot contribute my precise words
    This really is an excellent point. It's as though the results are scanned and correlated by a program and not actually read by anyone.
    The ability to express with precision seems far more important than choosing the least inaccurate choice.
    Exact sciences require precision. And the lack of precision used in psychological surveys is strong evidence that psychology is NOT an exact science. It is still in its infancy, and the rules are still being discovered.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    I am only a senior trying to find out what employees want in the workplace as far as rewards go,
    Interesting that you would put in a disclaimer there. Why would you say "I am only a senior". When you become a psychologist are you going to say "I'm only a psychologist" whenever it suddenly appears to you that something you are promoting or advocating isn't quite up to acceptable standards or public opinion.

    Do you not find it strange, I know I do, that the title is asking people about how they feel regarding their jobs when you're really after an opinion on rewards in the workplace? Why the deception? Also I don't find it necessary to congratulate people or comment on their work ethic when you really should be directing everybody to the real intent of the thread. I feel like a test subject with the survey just a diversion of sorts. Perhaps the survey isn't even part of the test and this is an experiment in psychology, such as people giving opinions on the wrong subject because they don't read the whole thing. It's has been my experience to witness several such tests in my life, this is the way psychology tests are generally run. The participants are unaware of the true nature of the test. It's so typical that I refuse to even look at it.

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    If I cannot contribute my precise words
    This really is an excellent point. It's as though the results are scanned and correlated by a program and not actually read by anyone.
    The ability to express with precision seems far more important than choosing the least inaccurate choice.
    Exact sciences require precision. And the lack of precision used in psychological surveys is strong evidence that psychology is NOT an exact science. It is still in its infancy, and the rules are still being discovered.
    Even the best refined sciences aren't as precise as most people, including some scientist, pretend them to be. But your comment is interesting because those imprecision and modeling assumptions for even the most basic sciences are hidden in the instruments, maths, and idealized examples we use to teach--it's seldom brought up. If I get some time this weekend I'll try to put together a thread about this subject.
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    I don't think the poster is deliberately trying to be deceitful.
    I never said "deliberately."

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    Interesting that you would put in a disclaimer there. Why would you say "I am only a senior"


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    I am no longer putting up with such petty responses from this forum. I have bigger and better things to do than sit on a forum day in and day out, making comments on everyones' post.

    I received all the participants I need from people who don't sit on forums all day (I realized your answers to my questions may actually skew my results since there is a certain class of people on these sites).

    Final thoughts - Get out everybody and enjoy life! Get out from behind your computers and all of your negativity. Life is too short to spend so much time on a forum.

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    I am no longer putting up with such petty responses from this forum. I have bigger and better things to do than sit on a forum day in and day out, making comments on everyones' post.

    I received all the participants I need from people who don't sit on forums all day (I realized your answers to my questions may actually skew my results since there is a certain class of people on these sites).

    Final thoughts - Get out everybody and enjoy life! Get out from behind your computers and all of your negativity. Life is too short to spend so much time on a forum.

    Thanks.

    LMAO I'm sorry... did someone piss you off?

    Well, I'm a loser that sits around all day on a forum, eating cheez-puffs. I'm massively obese, squinty eyed, frizzy balding hair and I play World of Warcraft.

    I'm just desperate enough to ask you out- even though you're a complete bitch.

    So, what do ya say, baby? Wanna meet up at the Slinky Weasel for some grog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Senior View Post
    I am no longer putting up with such petty responses from this forum. I have bigger and better things to do than sit on a forum day in and day out, making comments on everyones' post.

    I received all the participants I need from people who don't sit on forums all day (I realized your answers to my questions may actually skew my results since there is a certain class of people on these sites).

    Final thoughts - Get out everybody and enjoy life! Get out from behind your computers and all of your negativity. Life is too short to spend so much time on a forum.

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    I am sensing some pent up aggression, perhaps something to do with your childhood? For someone who has so much going on in their life and that thinks so little of the lab rats she seeks, it's strange that you would give such an emotional response to the apparent rejection of your study. I doubt most scientists get upset when a rat protests having probing tests done on it. And it is very strange that a psychology student, especially a senior one, has not yet learned to dissociate herself from the subjects of her experiments. Even serial killers cannot get too emotionally involved with their victims. Doing so usually causes them to slip up and lose control of the situation. And that is when they get caught.

    Now for a psychologist to be able to objectively analyze their subject they cannot be emotionally invested themselves. Perhaps you should seek counseling of some kind to work out your fear of rejection or low self image before you go and try to figure out the problems of others. And denying you have a problem will only cause it to fester in the deep recesses of your sub conscious mind, skewing the results and your interpretations of any future studies you conduct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Senior View Post
    I am no longer putting up with such petty responses from this forum. I have bigger and better things to do than sit on a forum day in and day out, making comments on everyones' post.

    I received all the participants I need from people who don't sit on forums all day (I realized your answers to my questions may actually skew my results since there is a certain class of people on these sites).

    Final thoughts - Get out everybody and enjoy life! Get out from behind your computers and all of your negativity. Life is too short to spend so much time on a forum.

    Thanks.

    LMAO I'm sorry... did someone piss you off?

    Well, I'm a loser that sits around all day on a forum, eating cheez-puffs. I'm massively obese, squinty eyed, frizzy balding hair and I play World of Warcraft.

    I'm just desperate enough to ask you out- even though you're a complete bitch.

    So, what do ya say, baby? Wanna meet up at the Slinky Weasel for some grog?
    Hey you promised you wouldn't tell people how sexy you are on the forum or flirt with other girls anymore. Buddy you are MINE and you better not forget it. I better not catch you calling anyone a bitch again but me, that's MY pet name and you know it.
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    Did anyone else notice that Jennifer has removed her OP?

    I was not aware that one could edit a post after several days.

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    Well, I guess that means no more surveymonkey-business...
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    Well, I guess that means no more surveymonkey-business...
    Her whole senior class must be a bunch of misfits, including the profs. It's a case of the psychologist actually needing a psychologist. WOW! Never seen anything like it!
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    Her whole senior class must be a bunch of misfits, including the profs. It's a case of the psychologist actually needing a psychologist. WOW! Never seen anything like it!
    Well, in all fairness, she's still a student and still learning...
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    Her whole senior class must be a bunch of misfits, including the profs. It's a case of the psychologist actually needing a psychologist. WOW! Never seen anything like it!
    Well, in all fairness, she's still a student and still learning...
    You think she's a high school kid? I was thinking 4th year university.
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    You think she's a high school kid? I was thinking 4th year university.
    I was thinking college or University... But student is student.

    One thing about this field, like many, is that you're always a student, really. The learning never stops. The biggest mistake one can make is thinking that their degree shows that they learned what they need to know.
    No, the degree only means "This person is capable of learning."
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    according to the op that she has now deleted she was attending State University of New York Purchase. or as she stated it "SUNY Purchase" ...

    I guess the acronym could stand for anything but when I googled it I got state university of new york. I don't know what kind of reputation that place has but this girl certainly didn't help it much.
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    It's a shame we never got see the results of this survey, it would have been very interesting in the context of the thread regarding women in science and women in the workplace to see if men and women have noticably different outcomes of the way they feel about the workplace and their jobs in general.
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    When I returned to work for a former employer, I found they had during my absence instituted a "rewards" plan, called the "Scanlon Plan", which paid monetary incentives to rank & file employees whose departments exceeded established production quotas. It was like "free money", I thought, since previously, not a soul had been working at much more than perhaps 10% capability. The plan ultimately failed, for many reasons I won't go into here, and ultimately, the parent company, Dana Corporation, closed the plant. jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
    When I returned to work for a former employer, I found they had during my absence instituted a "rewards" plan, called the "Scanlon Plan", which paid monetary incentives to rank & file employees whose departments exceeded established production quotas. It was like "free money", I thought, since previously, not a soul had been working at much more than perhaps 10% capability. The plan ultimately failed, for many reasons I won't go into here, and ultimately, the parent company, Dana Corporation, closed the plant. jocular
    That was in Indiana wasn't it. I doubt your generation was like this but these days it is difficult to find people under the age of 40 willing to do blue collar work. Sweat seems to freak people out there. My generation up there is one of the laziest bunches of people I ever saw in my life. So if they didn't go to college and get at least a Bachelors degree, they are probably flippin burgers because anything that is "hard" is scary for them. I was born in Western Kentucky, we didn't have many jobs at all let alone white collar ones. EVERYONE worked in blood sweat and tears there. it was just the way of life. Moved to Indiana after my mom got laid off from the coal mines because they ran out of coal and she took 3 jobs right away. Kept them for several years too.
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    When I returned to work for a former employer, I found they had during my absence instituted a "rewards" plan, called the "Scanlon Plan", which paid monetary incentives to rank & file employees whose departments exceeded established production quotas. It was like "free money", I thought, since previously, not a soul had been working at much more than perhaps 10% capability. The plan ultimately failed, for many reasons I won't go into here, and ultimately, the parent company, Dana Corporation, closed the plant. jocular
    That was in Indiana wasn't it. I doubt your generation was like this but these days it is difficult to find people under the age of 40 willing to do blue collar work. Sweat seems to freak people out there. My generation up there is one of the laziest bunches of people I ever saw in my life. So if they didn't go to college and get at least a Bachelors degree, they are probably flippin burgers because anything that is "hard" is scary for them. I was born in Western Kentucky, we didn't have many jobs at all let alone white collar ones. EVERYONE worked in blood sweat and tears there. it was just the way of life. Moved to Indiana after my mom got laid off from the coal mines because they ran out of coal and she took 3 jobs right away. Kept them for several years too.
    Some of us, yourself a good example, were fortunate to have parents whose primary emphasis was always aimed towards betterment of their childrens' condition. joc
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    which begs the question....................
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    I find my current employment in retail grocery to be very interesting, constantly changing and advantageous to our household in a variety of ways. I have stayed with this occupation for over 8 years at 2 locations for the same corporation where previously the longest I had remained at any job was 2 1/2 years. As with any occupation, there are 'operational difficulties' at times, and those can be most frustrating as can be the people one has occasion to work with but by and large, I don't have to contend with too many other humans at any one time and the rest of it is just problems in need of solving and I am somewhat better than average at finding operational solutions on short notice.
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    My own final word on surveys is that I will no longer particpate in any of these weighted and numerical surveys. If I cannot contribute my precise words, then I shall not take part. I very much doubt that the corporate world shall suffer much by my choice. They can track my every move by other electronic means anyway.

    This thread has been of interest to me though, in observing your own interactions, Jennifer, and your choice of words to those who have attempted to communicate with you about your project (thesis) and tools (survey). I still do wish you all the best in your work and studies.
    These things are all very much part of social psychological objections to using experimental methods for social interactions. In order to quantify social interaction you have to generalise them and then people end up with surveys that don't reflect exactly what they think but somewhere close (most of the time). In other words, rubbish in and rubbish out. I am not saying there aren't ways of studying humans that aren't suited to experimental methods - perception, sensation etc that provides very useful data on how we process environmental stimuli but social processes need a different approach I think.
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    My own final word on surveys is that I will no longer particpate in any of these weighted and numerical surveys. If I cannot contribute my precise words, then I shall not take part. I very much doubt that the corporate world shall suffer much by my choice. They can track my every move by other electronic means anyway.

    This thread has been of interest to me though, in observing your own interactions, Jennifer, and your choice of words to those who have attempted to communicate with you about your project (thesis) and tools (survey). I still do wish you all the best in your work and studies.
    These things are all very much part of social psychological objections to using experimental methods for social interactions. In order to quantify social interaction you have to generalise them and then people end up with surveys that don't reflect exactly what they think but somewhere close (most of the time). In other words, rubbish in and rubbish out. I am not saying there aren't ways of studying humans that aren't suited to experimental methods - perception, sensation etc that provides very useful data on how we process environmental stimuli but social processes need a different approach I think.
    I am of the opinion that the corporate world has identified the most accurate and reliable way to survey our species and that is through the tracking of our spending habits and then sending personalized promotions to those individuals who sign up for their rewards programs. As for data about how people 'feel' about their job, why should the corporation care? Just track attendance and performance data of employees and you will have a more accurate picture.

    What seems to be lacking in the current population of the region where I reside (won't comment for other regions) is a 'work ethic'. I was chatting with a few other colleagues of various ages and we all had observed the same thing...we could accomplish more with one hand tied behind our back than many of the others we work with. That's one of the few causes of job dissatisfaction, that these 'practically useless' individuals get paid the same wage for a fraction of the work, when they show up at all.
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    A much needed evil to get through my studies. I work in a small store.

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    A much needed evil to get through my studies. I work in a small store.

    However here in Norway the state gives you 8500 USD per semester in loan + scholarship to cover your education. Half of this is given for free if you pass exams. And my salary is 25 dollars an hour. Which I believe is pretty good for a pretty chill/relaxed job with no hard labour. Socialist countries suck you say? I'd rather say its common sense that everyone should get their education on the state's expense, that benefits the country alot more in the long run.
    Is that $25.00/hr also in USD equivalent? How do I go about getting a work visa for a working holiday, lol...? What kind of store do you work in, if I may ask?
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    Insecurity, incompetence, and rampant stupidity seems to have been the norm for many.
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    which begs the question....................
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    A much needed evil to get through my studies. I work in a small store.

    However here in Norway the state gives you 8500 USD per semester in loan + scholarship to cover your education. Half of this is given for free if you pass exams. And my salary is 25 dollars an hour. Which I believe is pretty good for a pretty chill/relaxed job with no hard labour. Socialist countries suck you say? I'd rather say its common sense that everyone should get their education on the state's expense, that benefits the country alot more in the long run.
    Is that $25.00/hr also in USD equivalent? How do I go about getting a work visa for a working holiday, lol...? What kind of store do you work in, if I may ask?
    Just a regular shop selling lots of different stuff like candles, candy, cleaning stuff, toys, clothes, cosmetics and so on. Its 150NOK, 25 dollars an hours is converted from my currency to US dollars You could always move to Norway But a warning though, its so expensive to live here. That the pay seems better than it is.
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    A much needed evil to get through my studies. I work in a small store.

    However here in Norway the state gives you 8500 USD per semester in loan + scholarship to cover your education. Half of this is given for free if you pass exams. And my salary is 25 dollars an hour. Which I believe is pretty good for a pretty chill/relaxed job with no hard labour. Socialist countries suck you say? I'd rather say its common sense that everyone should get their education on the state's expense, that benefits the country alot more in the long run.
    Is that $25.00/hr also in USD equivalent? How do I go about getting a work visa for a working holiday, lol...? What kind of store do you work in, if I may ask?
    Just a regular shop selling lots of different stuff like candles, candy, cleaning stuff, toys, clothes, cosmetics and so on. Its 150NOK, 25 dollars an hours is converted from my currency to US dollars You could always move to Norway But a warning though, its so expensive to live here. That the pay seems better than it is.
    I completely understand. The wage is always relevant to the cost of living and availability of accommodations etc. The same is true of the Yukon and people would do well to study the history of our 'boom and bust economy'. There are many who think that they will get rich through prospecting for minerals but the majority of the wealth is made by those who supply the goods and services for those who toil for gold. Thank you for providing more details about the nature of your job and the cost of living in Norway. It is interesting to gain the perspective of people who actually live in different countries as well as researching the given statistics. The numbers only ever tell a part of the story.
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