Why do we believe that it’s OK to do 2x the work but not OK to have a separate job?

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A little context: Several weeks ago, I asked my Quick Hits panelists if it was fraudulent for someone to have two full-time, work-from-home jobs.

The panel was split between employers who felt it was fraudulent and employees who said that they should be able to have a second job as long as they could do them both well.

A commenter on my YouTube channel asked why it would be OK for a company to pay a productive employee the same rate as a less satisfactory employee, but not OK if that same employee gets a second job at another company.

I immediately understood what this commentator was saying. When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I worked at a bank. I got an hourly paycheck just like everyone else.

My job was to process incoming wire transfers and answer the phone. I was always at the top of leader-board. But when bonuses came out, the company gave them to people at the bottom to help “motivate them.”

What it did instead was discourage me and make ask why I even bothered to keep working so hard?

I put that commenter’s challenging question to my panelists Atif Agha, Jim Tam, Philip Tate and Lauren Schieffer.

Our conversation focused on the nature and value of work — in other words, a company that provides meaning and purpose won’t have to worry about employees seeing work elsewhere.

What do you think? What do "we" think nothing of someone working really hard for the same pay be balk at the idea that they might do a satisfactory job?

Connect with the panelists: Atif Agha: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atifagha/ Jim Tam: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimtam/ Philip Tate: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philiptateaprfellowprsa/ Lauren Schieffer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenannschieffer/ Dr Robyn Odegaard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robynodegaard/

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