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7. 'You're a Professional!'
Challenge: You want low-level and mid-level employees to work 60 hours a week--but can only pay for 40.
A lousy manager... will try to convince these employees that they're "professionals" and are expected to put in the extra hours, even if they're just doing rote work.
Better approach: Pay people what they're actually worth, without the veneer of BS. If that's not possible, then maybe you don't have a viable business model.
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