Demotivation 101

A few months back, I was sent to an “Enhanced Reemployment Services” seminar put on by the CT Department of Labor. The seminar facilitator began the morning by informing the attendees that all were selected because we were employed in industries that aren’t currently hiring. My guess is that everyone in attendance was already aware of this fact, and that beginning a seminar by pointing this out only serves to discourage and distract the attendees.