By Barry Brownstein – Re-Blogged From The Foundation for Economic Education
George Costanza, a fictional character in Seinfeld, might be the most miserable, complaining “victim” in television history.
George is a pro at shirking responsibility, making excuses, and blaming other people. He is an amateur at adding value in the workplace.
It has been almost 25 years since NBC first broadcast an episode of Seinfeld titled “The Revenge.” George rashly tells off his boss and quits his job. Later that day, he sits in Jerry’s apartment lamenting over his future job prospects. Jerry gently probes George about his interests. “I like sports,” George replies, and muses of being a general manager or an announcer. When Jerry points out that he has no qualifications for those jobs, George retorts, “Well, that’s really not fair.”
A Distorted View of Fairness
Starting at the top of any profession isn’t an option, but George doesn’t understand that. He schemes how to get ahead and lacks all initiative to do actual work.