Working for a big corporation, you can feel pretty unimportant. In fact, you can begin to wonder exactly how much anybody cares about what you're doing.
A work friend and I decided to test the water. He would stop working, and I would work like never before.
At the end of our test period, we had a performance review.
He was raised 75 cents.
I did not get a raise.
My friend: "Worked well and was barely noticable. Two thumbs up!"
Me: "Overall negative impression. Recommend employee study work habits of (my friend)."