RE: motivation

From:"Dawson, Glen"

You are a victim of bad timing.  Now is not a good time to be a Histology
Supervisor and it will only get worse.  An overworked, underpaid,
underappreciated worker will always be more difficult to motivate.  If your
situation is like this, your in for long, difficult journey.  If you are
fully staffed, your techs are paid well, and they are shown some respect now
and then, fire one of them and I'll come work for you.  I believe that in
the next 5 to ten years, over half of our staff will retire and we'll be in
a world of hurt.
Glen Dawson

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 2:15 PM
Subject: motivation

I need help!!!

I have been a Supervisor here for a year and a half.  The problem is lack of
responsibility and motivation.  I have tried everything that I can think of
to try yo get the employees to understand that we are a team here for the
benefit of the patients that are waitng for the results of thier biopsies.
Before I came here they hadn't had a supervisor for almost 3 years.
The things that I have tried have caused the following responses from the
"That is childish" - in response to a reward system
"She is too direct" - in response to my expectations
"She is condinscending" - in response to my staff meetings when errors are
pointed out

Any advice would be greatly appreciated-- I am ready to give up and I don't
like to give up.

I would prefer to remain anonymous on the list server, but if anyone would
like to delve deeper, I would be happy to chat outside the list server. 

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