Is it normal i was given less work but more praise?

So, recently the whole office got in trouble since a lot of people slack off. A few people have been identified as doing most of the work. It seems recently those people are being moved to less essential projects. While the people who have been slacking were given a majority of the work load. What does this mean for the people given easier assignments? Is this a bad sign?

Is It Normal?
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  • Sounds like Management and Supervision is trying to sort out who to cut. If you cannot carry a reasonable work load... I project that you will be cut within 6 months (often its quicker than that).

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    • Oh, so if the high performers are given less work all of a sudden it doesn't mean they did anything wrong? Does that mean they just decided those are who to keep. The office has felt tense.

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      • The high performers would be on the list of those to keep.

        The only exception is if some supervisor or manager feels that a high performer is making them look bad because they are doing their old job so much better than they were able to do it. In that case, which does occur, the supervisor's or manager's ego is out of control... and there is nothing you can do about it (I've been in exactly that situation... and that manager has no idea how much money he cost himself by refusing to pay me and letting me go (it was a direct sales position - and I did 6 sales out of 8 appointments in my 1st week (I had prior home sales experience); while most people did 2 or 3 sales out of 8 appointments.

        The company I previously sold for had shut down their field sales operations.... and I was getting ready to call all of my "buddies" in the area about the very profitable opportunity. He could have had a sales force of multiple people closing 5-6 sales out of 8 appointments.

        But, he had never sold more than 3 out of 8 appointments, and could not stand the sight of someone who was obviously much better at connecting to people and selling than he was.

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        • So does it sound like the first or second scenario

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          • Most likely the 1st; if a supervisor or manager is upset with a single individual... they usually get rid of them without affecting the rest of the group.

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