Just a Number

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You say I’m important

we’re equal – all the same.

But I’m feeling worthless

‘cause you don’t know my name.


You spout about teamwork –

together we will fly.

But you’re never able

to look me in the eye.


There’s a works’ shared vision

we don’t actually know.

You see, we’re just numbers –

to you it’s all a show.


Could give you my ideas,

might help the business thrive.

But I’m not allowed to –

you’ll think I want to skive.


We know we’re not valued,

despite the lies you say.

None of us are happy,

but soon we’ll be away.


21 thoughts on “Just a Number

  1. You have only the noblest cause making employees feel appreciated, I didn’t even know Human Resources did stuff that awesome! Beautiful post. 🙂

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      • I’m a childminder, which means I look after children in my home. At the moment it’s school aged children, so I take them to school and pick them up from school and take to my home or out in the community. People don’t place a lot of value on Childminders, but it’s the most important job I’ve ever had and we’re professionals with rigorous checks and procedures in place. I used to look after pre-schoolers which was wonderful too 🙂


  2. Yes – for every living thing in your life, give it your full attention for at least 20 mins each day and see how much is returned! It is amazing, and you will be amazed at some of the changes. 20 mins is all it takes. And if you think you don’t have the time, it only means you need to do this more than anyone else. If you give the time to others, you get back exponentially, and suddenly, you have so much time, so many people who show they care. 20 mins is all it takes.

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  3. I did a short stint with HR as well and did all the things that I wished the HR in my previous job should have done. Surprisingly (or not) most of it was what’s on your list. I also had a bday celebration where the office contributed to have a small refreshments only kind of a party to celebrate the bdays in that month. You can’t imagine what a big hit that was! People appreciated this small gesture so much that I got several appreciation emails. No one can be at their productive best being just a number.

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  4. Great reminder, great list! Good communications is so important – kids want to tattle and have an adult handle the situation. But having the kids work it out (with some supervision) will lead to adults able to communicate their issues effectively (instead of tattling in their 40’s)

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  5. Loved this. As a law enforcement professional I must value and listen others,
    as it is a valuable tool and just plain good manners. Keep up the good work.


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