Whenever I raise doubts about optimism, the eyebrows go up and it's not hard to tell what people are thinking.
‘Are you trying to suggest we should be miserable instead?’
Okay, so Trevor in accounts payable turns up late every day, never contributes any ideas and, at best, his work can only be described as 'adequate'. He can be counted on to have a negative opinion on everything, except going home early.
Trevor is one the 57% of New Zealanders not engaged in their work.*