Why reward what's required?
To the Editor:
Regarding "Go to class, win a Dart" (Jan. 21):
I think it is great to reward kids, and it is obviously great publicity for the dealership.
But why create a reward for school attendance?
I have a hard time hiring motivated employees who don't feel like I owe them something more than an opportunity.
People don't want to work unless there is something extra in it for them. The world is full of "I don't get paid to do that" and "that's not my job" types of people.
I wonder whether such rewards are conditioning the youth of today. Attendance in school is a requirement. So we create a reward for someone doing what he or she is supposed to do?
The kids who want to skip are going to skip; the kids who care and want to learn are going to attend.
The program was established to create attention and future profit for the store, not to increase attendance.