Raises must be based on results
The people who are rewarding these “hard-working” people, don't really understand how a pay raise is earned. Most people have good intent, when doing their job. However, good intention does not always give good results. Base a pay raise on results, not effort. A person managing a city or a county, should get a pay raise, but base that on results only. Effort alone is not enough in the world we now live in.
In today's world, give me results over effort any day. Should you hold a “public servant” job, please give us good results, your effort is expected.
Bruce A. Ferguson