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  •  Those motivated solely by money (2+ / 0-)
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    4mygirls, Killer of Sacred Cows

    have a hard time understanding there are other rewards to be had from a career.

    The same argument about bonuses/merit pay is continually made in the realm of education 'reform' even though it's been shown time and again that it has little to no effect on improving teacher performance.  In fact, being treated with respect and as the trained professionals they are is a much better route -- and cheaper!

    The doctors in other countries where care is socialized and they earn a salary don't seem to be deterred from doing their best.

    •  External motivation often fails if you are (0+ / 0-)

      doing work that requires more than checking off a set of steps on a list.

      Take a look at this talk from RSA Animate:

      So the idea that medicine is an algorithmic "check off a set of steps" job is ridiculous.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." - Hubert Humphrey

      by Killer of Sacred Cows on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 04:33:46 PM PST

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