10 Excuses That Unproductive People Come Up With

ROFL 16-08-2014

You probably know this by now: we love featuring productivity tips 33 Productivity Tips In 140 Characters or Less On a subject as diverse as productivity, you'll hear lots of varied suggestions from different "experts". Read More . We’re enthusiastic about getting things done, not putting them off. It’s likely the same in your office or workplace — if you hear someone saying, “It’s not in my job description” you know it’s just an excuse. Don’t destroy your productivity How To Destroy Your Productivity If you're doing any of these 7 things, you're killing your productivity. Read More .

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  1. Jack
    November 24, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Complete crap!

  2. Nadia Pauwels
    August 31, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    very truthful and valuable excuses that I heard from so many people, might seem as if they don't want to succeed however I must say I also to my own shame used one of this excuses so who am I to judge?

  3. Frank Lee
    August 19, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Yeah, this a very bad infographic. More employees need to simply say "No" to be more productive and focus on current tasks. This list is clearly management propaganda disguised as "tips". Dragonmouth is correct. Jackson Chung needs more non-corporate workplace experiences as he gets older. More diverse work environments will show him how wrong is this article. But my guess is that most of his friends have MBA degrees (sigh) and he hears a lot of their complaints. Unbalanced and poor research. Next time: interview non-managerial employees for offering better and well-rounded productivity advice.

  4. dragonmouth
    August 18, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    1. "I'M not paid enough" - when you are paid for 40 hours/week but regularly required to work 70, 80, 90 hours, you are not paid enough.

    2. "I will do it later" - management keeps assigning you new projects without prioritizing them, they all can't be done at the same time. Some of them you WILL do later.

    3. "That is not on my job profile" - when you are low level clerk and are assigned management-level task, they are out of your job profile. Somebody is looking for a scapegoat.

    4. "What's in it for me?" - if management wants you to work 70, 80, 90 hours/week, they should be willing to make it worth it to you.

    5. "Fear of failure" - if failure is going to mean getting fired, damned right you are going to fear failure.

    6. "I just forgot" - as an employee, you are not allowed to forget anything anytime?

    7. "I don't know how to do it" - are you supposed to know how to perform every job in the company? If you do, what's in it for you?

    8. "There was an emergency" - since you are employed, you are not allowed to have emergencies? Kids are not allowed to get sick, relatives are not allowed to die, accidents are not allowed to happen.

    9. "I have earned it" - if you bring a project in ahead of time and under budget, don't you think you should be recognized in some way?

    10. "Feigning sickness" - why does the employer automatically assume that sickness is always feigned? Is the only acceptable proof of sickness literally dying at your desk?

    A job is not slavery and it is indentured servitude although many employers are convinced that it is. An employer is entitled to only the hours (s)he pays you for.

  5. Cinthia
    August 17, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    This is not 10 Excuses That Unproductive People BUT what bosses doesn't want you to do because they need obedient slave

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    • Ego
      April 16, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      I'm not absolutely sure what you're trying to say but I think I feel somewhat similar about this post.

  7. Ruth
    August 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I have seen some highly successful people who are top notch in productivity use 3,4,6 & 7 religiously. They use 3,4 to actively reject any unnecessary works/decisions and 6,7 to politely decline unnecessary or low ROI action,decision or favors where heart ache or loss of potential connection is involved.

  8. dragonmouth
    August 16, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Ahhh, the 8th Deadly Sin - being unproductive.