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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • That's the crap that HBS teaches? No wonder employees are unmotivated. All they can think about for employee motivation is the work environment. They beg the question that people want to work at all.

    Some people might go to work because there are interesting people or a nice work environment, but even with the best people and best environment, most people wouldn't go to work if you didn't pay them. Most people don't have jobs because they want to work. They have them because:
    • People want to pay their bills
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    • So you’d leave your position at Stonehenge to work as a roofer if you could make more money that way?

      • It's not really a shallow view. It's just a recognition that people work for other reasons than work.

        You can't use me as an example, though, because I'm stupid. I keep doing what I do because I'm not primarily motivated by money. That it's not true for me doesn't mean it isn't true for other people.

        You have to remember, though, that even a very well paying job that you don't like is not going to motivate you. If I could make ten times as much money roofing as doing Perl, I still wouldn't do it because I don't like being a roofer, even with all the great benefits those guys get.

        And that's exactly my point. We aren't motivated for the things that we get from work. You misunderstand if you think it's about money. I never mentioned money. It just so happens that money is the thing you need to have food and shelter and to take care of your family, at least in the US. If I were interested in just making money, I'd sell my soul to some Wall Street firm. Instead, I'm working in open source and doing a lot of things that don't reward me with money.