ANSWERS: 100
  • give em more money to work for you.
  • they work for you i guess? there is nothing you can do. almost everyone hates their job. or you can give them all raises and less hours and less work. compliment them even when they screw up. buy them breakfast and lunch at least once a week. seriously though, nothing helps office moral then acknowledging special days (holidays and birthdays, new births, marriages, anniversary's). there is something to be said for the company that buys a good, healthy lunch once a month. for giving bonuses for good work performance. if you already do that then these people don't know how good an employer you are and need to get out into the real world.
  • Use the phrase 'If you're not happy in your job, you know what to do.'
  • Pay them a decent wage and treat them with respect.
  • Well they must be bitching for a reason! try to find out what the problem is and fix it!
  • Same way you get a boss to be nice. Discuss the issues, and if that doesn't help, move on.
  • well just tell them shut the hell up, and get back 2 work, damnnnnnn
  • People who enjoy or find fulfillment in their jobs DON'T complain. Most people, however, find little satisfaction exchanging their freedom for pay. They'd gladly do anything else were they not "forced" to work. Pay increases and promotions bring temporary satisfaction. Employees soon, however, settle once again to complaining or find other jobs they learn to hate as well.
  • Fire them and hire fresh ones that don't know any better:)
  • Treat them like they are important. I have 2 different people I work for. One, I wouldn't spit on him if he were on fire. The other, well, the exact opposite. I do anything he asks without question. He gives me a tast tells me what he expects and what he is asking for. He leaves me alone to do it. He comes back when he needs it, this time was already told to me, and he asks for. He thanks me and moves on. He will come back when he is finished with and tell me his thoughts. I guess the thing is that he keeps me in the loop. He sets expectations that are fair and he sticks to them. The othe guy will tell me to stop something I am working on and start some bullshit he should have done himself. Then when I am halfway through that crap he comes back and gives me something else. I very rarely get anything completed within his "guidelines" becuase I can't get the time. He then bitches and complains about what I did do for him. All employees are going to bitch and complain. It's up to you to either listen and let them feel like you understand or blow them off and keep piling on the work.
  • tell them if they don't stop complaining, their work will be transferred to a grateful worker in India.
  • Fire them! :) Or tell them you are going to give them a pay decrease. They are obviously unhappy anyway so they need to find another job. Tell them you'll give them something to do worth complaining about. In another part of the office so you don't have to see them.
  • You can't change people. Try being a better boss.
  • Maybe people who moan about there job are not in their right career path, Its not you being a bad boss its just they are not in the right job.
  • Tell them to go get another one.
  • Put them to work
  • fire them and it will be quiet.
  • Listen to what they are bitching about, and try to compromise, if possible.
  • Improve conditions, raise wages are two measures that come to mind.
  • get new employees
  • Good question! We've tried almost everything many have suggested here -- regular meetings to let people air their grievances, regular evaluations and raises, buying them lunch or dinner from time to time, giving them "freebies" like movie tickets or attraction tickts for a job well done or extra effort, acknowledge special days, work around their special requests on their schedule. etc. But, people still gripe. Some people want us to do all the good things for them, but they don't want to put any effort into their job. Some people just want to complain, no matter what you do for them. You have to determine whether their complaints are dragging down the morale of the rest of the staff. If that's the case, you might want to cut your losses. If they are a good worker, but they complain incessantly, then you need to determine whether the good that they do outweighs the negative complaints. If it does, steer clear of them and thier negativity as much as possible. If not, let them go. Maybe letting one or two complainers go will lead the others to complain a little less.
  • Tell them you will sack them.
  • Maybe you could realize that people are unique individuals who will always find something to complain about. Live with it or hire robots.
  • Make the job too good to bitch about.
  • Don't be a dick to your employees like my boss! He purposely keeps everyone under hours so he won't have to pay benifits or give anyone paid vacation! And if you ask for time off, even with plenty of notice, your lucky to get it! The guy is a total douche bag, I hate my job, and I hope my boss gets crabs!
  • Suggest they find another one :)
  • Well, if they're unhappy with their job, see if you can help them in whatever is making them unhappy. If they're just unhappy to do the job, then tell them to quit and find a job that they are happier with.
  • Show them the door.
  • By example. Show them that you work very hard and you don't complain at all.
  • Fire them. Quick fix.
  • Fire someone...tell the office gossiper that they weren't a TEAM PLAYER and that negative complaints weren't meant for the office...the word will get out. PS older people talk about how companies heir young faces and pay them less and wonder why...my parents own their company and I KNOW WHY, older people complain and aren't as eager to work and learn like a younger person. Maybe it you'd stop complaining you wouldn't get fired
  • Make them eat alone. No more cofee breaks, 15 min breaks, smoke breaks for 90 days. The employees left after 90 days are the ones who were just listening.
  • Open up the firewall and let them get to answerbag :)
  • Fire them and hire someone else. Oh, and you might try treating them well if you aren't...
  • maybe try a suggesstion box - whether you take action on what they say is another thing but it can give them an outlet to vent their frustrations. keep in mind tho that some people will just bitch coz they've got nothing better to do and no drive to find a profession that they actually enjoy. it's worth a try anyway...
  • Motivate them to find solutions to what they don't like.
  • pick the loudest complainer. tell him to form and chair a committee to solve the workplace problems-oh, and do it on their own time without spending any money.
  • Fire them.
  • maybe some changes most be made
  • Make the work environment so positive that they have no reason to bitch.....
  • Fire them!
  • This is something everyone has done before, unfortunately I dont think there really is a way to make this end. At times the cons about your job seem to out weigh the pro's. I am a cocktail waitress and I find myself complaining about my job more than half of the time. When I find myself doing this I look at the other jobs that are out there or better yet the unemployment line. I realize my job isnt so bad. I have full benifits, paid vacations, holiday/sick pay, 401k and tips . Suddenly my cocktail waitressing job isnt so bad.
  • Tell them about the impending layoffs.
  • Fire them!
  • Fire a few of them,or hire a few more and cut their hours.
  • Figure out what is bothering them. Tyr to fix as much as you can. Give incentives. And a happyy worker is a productive worker, try giving them a day or two off out of the year (that they can take off thats not a sick day or something) or extended breaks/holdiay breaks. If thaey are just complaining to complain you'll just have to ignore them...or fire someone (I wouldnt do this though, but it could help. One less perosn can change the dynamics of a workplace). Oh, and try seeing what youre doing wrong.
  • set up a meeting by the name (NO BITCHING MEETINGS)..it might take few weeks..but in the end ull discover whether thier worthy to keep or not (the emloyees).
  • I have always heard a bitching employee is a happy employee, if they had nothing to complain about they wouldn't be happy, move on.
  • You can try two successful approaches: one you can find out which ones are the disgruntled bunch and conduct one-on-one closed door meetings with each of them to ask them why they are unhappy. Don't promise them you will change anything outside of your authority but do give them the opportunity to share some of their ideas. Most will complain about the pay, work schedule or work loads. Focus on affecting change on the matters you can and elevating the ones you feel senior management will consider for change. This may appear to them you are concerned as their boss and it might settle the dust for some. Be realistic though some have deep, deep issues at home that they bring to work as well and those you're never going to make their job better. It's beyond that. If they see you are willing to hear them out and will consider involving senior management to improve some working conditions, their attitude might change, even overnight. The other method is to canvas a blind or anonymous survey asking the employees what is working or what needs improvement in the workplace. Be careful what you ask for again as some will deliberately distort the truth and only use this method to vent out their feelings and not improve the organization as a whole. But both methods are proven to work at various levels within the org.
  • Fire them, then they'll be bitching about not having a job
  • threaten them to stop bitching or else they WILL get fired....hehehe...usually works...
  • Fire them.
  • Stop screwing them over. :P
  • Send them on their way, give them their wish!
  • fire them.
  • fire there arse!!!
  • Pay them more money : )
  • Well if you are a boss, do something nice for your team to keep them a team. My husbands company buys lunch takes them out for recreation days. They have fun and are more relaxed and perform better.
  • Some people always will bitch, but if you can id the main cancer then fire him/her.
  • Turn them into ex-employees. Problem solved!
  • Give them free weed as weekly bonus..and a daily fat blunt for best employee of the day....trust me it works
  • Pay them enough to live inside, drive a crappy car, and be able to go to the doctor. Sadly, some jobs only pay a third of this amount.
  • Before I retired I encouraged the employee's to come to me and "bitch" about their jobs. Alot of simple things can make things better for the employees but too few bosses want to listen to them. Destress the workplace and productivity increases. Treat employees with respect and it benefits them and the employer :)
  • Turn the one's that do all the bitching into supervisors. By making them into targets of the bitching, the underlings work habits will improve because all the dead weight will be in the middle management positions.
  • Give them a suggestion boxes - one for productiveness of the company and the other is how to appreciated one and another- Workers may have their reasons to grumble about, some need appreciation, acknowledgement, or incentive- some are being bullied by other workers, some are having problems at home and find it very difficult in managing, some need a listening ear, some need a break, some need better work equipement to make their work less hazardous n safer= the list goes on and on- lastly if you want happy workers - they are few but if you want workers who can work and feel that they are appreciated and looked after it can be done - just give them some way to put their concerns in a more acceptable way.
  • you dont. bitching about the job is one of the only things that can keep you going. if your in a job you dont like there is oftern little you can do other than look for another job which of course will only ad stress to a life where there is just too much stress. if you have people complaining about the job you have given them you should be please that you have a bunch of good honest workers. as long as they get the job done whats the problem. sure you could give them more money but they wont make them happy. and a sugestion box is just rediculous. people complain about their jobs. its part of being human. sure some dont maybe cause they like their jobs. but most of us work because we are trapped here and despratly trying to find a way out. its like morgages. no one likes them every one has them because as far as most people can see there is nothing to life but morgages, dead end jobs and a desprate search for love. me. i try to see the bigger picture. i have no job right now and am despratly trying to find one. i dont need much money. minimum wage will get me what i need and if i had a job i wouldnt complin about it but only because the last few years of despratly trying to find anything to do for money. and i do mean ANYTHING! i have been able to research and see the bigger picture of the world. sorry im getting off the subject. my answer is "DONT" even if you could dont because if they dont like their jobs then they need to complain. unless the question you mean to ask is "how do i make the lives of my employees easier. then. you need to talk to them not us. we dont know what they want. we only know what we want. some of us dont even know that.
  • Start a nasty rumour that the company feels that there are a 'few bad eggs' that are creating too much tension and they are keeping an eye out for the guilty ones who are bitching and creating the unrest, with the intent of firing them for the good of the company morale. I bet that everyone who is bitching will shut their gobs and have a big phoney smile plastered on their yaps, as they pretend to help other employees 'locate' the troublemakers.
  • You can't. Give and they'll ask for more. Be fair, consistent and respectful. If there are complaints, they need to be brought to the person that can fix the problem. If they don't, and bicker amongst themselves, they are creating a hostile work environment and you need to address it one on one. eventually, you will see it recede somewhat
  • Take an Organizational behavior course.
  • MAYBE a muzzle or MAYBE you can sew or staple their mouths together. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.. lol .just joking.
  • Ask them nicely to stop?
  • FIRE THE BITCHES.
  • stick fake pink slips on their desk.
  • figure out what the problem is... and always remember to treat staff equally and with respect..
  • Talk to them and find out why they don't like their job. Sit with them and discover what they really have to do. Managers can get insulated from the reality of what their workers have to do and it is a big wake up call when they find out what kind of crap they have to deal with sometimes. Workers who feel they are unappreciated and have little to no control over how they do their jobs are the most likely to bitch about their job. I realise one or two troublemakers can infect a whole workplace and if you find there are people who complain just for the sake of it, see if you can get them moved to another team. If need be, give them glowing references and send them on their way - they will think you were not so bad and then they will be some other boss's problem. If you find the levels of complaints have suddenly increased, look for precipitating factors such as layoffs, change in work procedures, increased workloads, etc. Even if you can't change the bad factors, you can at least tell your staff you recognise that the workplace has become more challenging and you really appreciate their efforts. A suggestion box is a good idea but only if you act on the suggestions or refer them higher. Otherwise, staff will see it is as just window dressing. One thing that really causes griping at work is real or perceived favouritism and patronage. You can't make everybody happy but it's not a good idea to have close friends or relatives in your work team unless you can be sure to be impartial in your dealings with them. Sexism, ageism, racism, ableism, weightism etc are other issues that cause dissension and there is often legislation against such things. Be sure to be a boss who is known to take complaints seriously and act fairly.
  • kill them? O.o
  • Pay them more dude!!
  • fire them then they can't complain :) .... No there's a problem somewhere try holding a staff meeting and find out
  • pay them enough to live off 40 hours per week and make overtime available so they can recover from the debts their low wages have incurred.
  • fire them!
  • ride them around town and show them the homeless people, and tell them they would rather be working than having nothing at all. your employees should appreciate what they got. If it wasn't for you, they wouldn't even be getting paid/paycheck.
  • Pay them fairly for the amount of works given to them
  • I asked my employees a short time ago via a letter ..to work longer hours ,(for i work a night job that as the seasonal day gets shorter ,my job can be longer if i want it to be) .. I put Dear Employees ,,someone crossed it out and put Dear Slaves ... so I laid most of them off ,,I told them ,I don't want to be considered a slave driver,,you are paid dearly for your work and free to come and go as you please ,,,
  • If there is a real problem then the best way to address it is directly. It's natural to moan about having to work as we are doing something we would rather not be doing, however if there is a serious problem then hold a team meeting to try and find out the source of this problem. Firing people might be a short term fix but this will not identify the problem
  • Help them fill out applications for General Motors.
  • Give them the option of shutting up or take their bitching to the unemployment line.
  • By example, you stop bitching about them, and maybe they'll follow.
  • They must be bitching about something specific, address it. Other than that it's a matter of accepting what you do for a living. I never bitch
  • Have them take a trip to Africa and see how people are living out there.
  • Employ aliens. Bitching is a human basic.
  • maybe listen to what they are bitching about and make corrections where possible.
  • (NO OFFENSE MY AMIGOS) hire you some amigos to do the job..they never complain about their jobs & they are thankfull to have a job to do. where i work most of us americans are always complaining about..i need a rate boss.
  • Stop doggy-style them.
  • You must seek out the instigator of this epidemic and openly fire their ass. I am dead serious. Bitching is a disease that is started by a bug and it is very infectious. They spread negativity and must be quashed openly to purge the problem.
  • pay them more
  • Advise that they get out of that tired old marriage and get more productive like their happy, smart single co-workers that get paid more.:):):) That is the truth.
  • Remind them that in this kind of economy, they'd better be thankful they HAVE a job. My employer started cutting the hours of those with bad attitudes, because we have to scale back anyway, so why not keep around those who WANT to work?
  • Fire them!
  • answer is get the fed to print enough money that the nations indebted can pay their loans, then employees will be able to afford something resembling a "life" (whatever that is) and be happy. but life and work SHOULD be seperate, because of debt...work is life. which sucks, and is why everyone complains no mater what, work all day, everyones a jerk, then you get home and cant afford electricity or food. p.s. not typicaly pesimistic

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