Most UK workers are only there for the money. Forget truly vocational work, e.g, Clergy, Teachers, Doctors, Nurses etc. The majority of us are wage slaves and job satisfaction comes in the shape of a pay-slip once a month. All that cr@p about other aspects of the working day being of more importance to the average worker than his take home pay is fiction spread by HR Geeks and those who have believed what they studied to gain an MBA degree!.
So such "5 star burger flipper crew-member of the month" awards are at best ignored and do nothing to incentivise the other workers or are looked upon as patronising by many UK workers or attract the cynical but alas often true response that "He plays golf with one of the Directors. He must have let him win the last round".
As far as incentives are concerned the words of Omar Khayy??m come to mind. "Take but the cash in hand and waive the rest! Oh, the brave music of a distant drum", or as former Movie Star Dan Duryea often said in films "Cut the wise cracks, just give me the money!"
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