The hornier the housekeeper, the more work she has to do, a new study says.
The study says the more likely it is that the hornier a housekeeper is, the less likely she is to be satisfied with her work and that is a negative factor in her performance on the job.
The research, conducted by University of Toronto professor Elizabeth Dall, is based on a series of questions asked by staff of the Canadian Association of Housekeepers and is published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Psychology.
The team looked at how hornier staff members were rated in various aspects of their work.
They looked at what types of tasks they completed and how satisfied they were with their work, which included tasks such as cleaning and tending to home furnishings.
They also asked staff about their expectations and how they would deal with a horniest housekeeper.
They found that hornier people were more likely to be unhappy with their job and they were more often expected to perform poorly.
The researchers found that the more hornier, the greater the negative impact on staff.
“We have seen that the longer people are working, the longer they are exposed to negative reinforcement from their colleagues,” Dall said in an interview with CBC News.
“When they are working long hours, it is not unusual for them to get a lot of feedback about their performance from colleagues and colleagues may make negative comments about their work performance and even give them negative feedback.”
A lot of the positive feedback was in regards to their own performance.
“So we found that, in general, the horniest employees were more positive about their own work,” Dalley said.
“They were more satisfied with their own abilities, more satisfied about their personal hygiene, their personal appearance and their personal behaviour.
They were also more satisfied in terms of how well they performed their tasks.”
What’s driving that positive feedback?
In general, hornier workers are expected to be less attentive to their co-workers, and to work in more challenging and demanding situations.
“The positive feedback is that they are better at their job.
They are more attentive, they are more focused, they do a better job of performing their duties,” Dalla said.
She added that while that is true, it does not mean they are the most competent people in the workplace.
“That is not necessarily what drives their performance, because you need to look at the people who are actually doing their job, who actually have the responsibility, and that does not necessarily translate into a positive assessment of their performance,” Dala said.
The positive effects of hornier employeesThe researchers said that while positive feedback about the horniness of employees was good, it did not translate into higher performance.
They said that this could be because hornier co-worker perceptions of the horners performance are biased, which makes them more likely than other workers to make negative evaluations of their own behaviour.
“A lot is riding on how that feedback is presented to staff, so that is why we find that horniest staff members have more negative feedback,” Dali said.
Dall said the study showed that horniness may be a positive thing for people who work long hours and are expected, but not expected, to be good at their jobs.
“It does not have to be that negative, because people are often able to improve their performance if they are given a chance to improve,” Dalli said.
“People who are not expected to do well are likely to work harder, and people who do not have the chance to make positive improvements in their performance are likely not to work hard.”
The study is based in part on research by Dalla and her colleagues that was published in 2008 in the journal Occupational Psychology.