Continual reinforcement of my belief that Wally is made not born. (rxantos explains well.) Before direct deposit, we got at least a periodic visit from the supervisor who at least had an opportunity to say "thanks" for our work. Afterwards, the handout was just a piece of paper, eventually just dropped in the mailbox, and now eliminated entirely (view your pay stub online if you want it). If it wasn't for the *annual* review, some of us might not even know who our supervisor is.
In my case, doing good work led to being blocked from promotions, no raises, mental abuse by management and high stress. Those that seem happy at work are those that either Love being treated this way or just don't give a rats butt.